Police arrested a man after they said he strangled, beat and threatened to kill his 67-year-old father during an attack last week in Antioch.
The Antioch Police Department said they were called to a home in the 1000 block of Main Street around 4:30 p.m. last Thursday for a domestic disturbance.
A man, identified as Vito Siciliano, was reportedly upset over a cellphone and damaged furniture inside the residence, according to the Antioch Village Communications Specialist Jim Moran.
It was alleged that Siciliano, 35, of Antioch, attempted to strangle his 67-year-old father and then struck him in the head multiple times, Moran said.
The victim suffered facial injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Siciliano also allegedly threatened to kill his father if he went to the police about what happened, Moran said.
Police officers took Siciliano into custody without incident shortly after the father reported the incident.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and approved charges of aggravated domestic battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery to a victim over 60 and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, all of which are felony charges.
Siciliano appeared in bond court and a judge ordered him held in the Lake County Jail on a $75,000 bond. He would have to post $7,500 cash in order to be released.
Siciliano remains held in the jail as of Thursday and is scheduled to appear in court again on February 24.