Sheriff: Palmetto man tasered, arrested after abusing father, 75

June 27, 2013 

A Palmetto man had to be tasered as he was being arrested for attacking his 75-year-old father, according to a Manatee sheriff's report.

Michael McGrain, 29, got into a fight with his father late Wednesday at their home on Lake Drive, the report stated. During the fight, deputies reported, McGrain battered his father, causing facial lacerations that required emergency treatment.

When deputies arrived just after 10:30 p.m., McGrain had run from the scene. A K-9 team and air support were called to the scene, and the search teams found McGrain running through back yards.

McGrain initially was cooperative, the report states. But as soon as deputies attempted to handcuff him, he began pulling away and scratched two deputies on their hands and arms. One deputy used a Taser to McGrain’s back and handcuffed him. The suspect's injuries were minor, according to the report.

McGrain was arrested on charges of aggravated domestic battery and resisting arrest.

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