Assaults Alleged in the Family

Two assaults within the family were alleged with a Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrest from the Hickory Tavern area Friday. 47-year-old Joseph Shannon Dutton of Kellett Road, Gray Court was charged with two counts of Assault and Battery 3rd Degree. He is accused of pushing his 73-year-old father Friday, causing him to strike the kitchen stove and of bumping his 70-year-old mother, causing her to strike the kitchen wall and countertop. Joseph Shannon Dutton was released from the Johnson Detention Center Friday evening on two personal recognizance bonds of $1,087.50.