Man allegedly attempts to suffocate elderly person after argument on smoking marijuana

Man allegedly attempts to suffocate elderly person after argument on smoking marijuana
HARLINGEN PD
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POSTED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 3:41pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 3:42pm

Harlingen police arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted an elderly person who objected to him smoking marijuana in the house.

On Tuesday, February 4th at around 11:30 a.m. police were dispatched to the 200 block of West Davis Street in reference to a disturbance.

When officers arrived they spoke with the 84 year-old victim who stated that Andrew Lee Torres, 19, who resides with him, had twice attempted to suffocate him with a jacket, but he was able to get away.

The officers arrested Torres and charged him with assault family violence by impeding breath and circulation with a bond set at $10,000.

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