A mother and son were both arrested after the woman allegedly attacked her son with a pair of scissors and he allegedly gave her a black eye in Redstone Township Thursday night.
The alleged fight between Lora Lee Morris, 53, of Grindstone and Kevin Louis Santore, 30, both of Grindstone reportedly began over water on the floor in Santore's temporary residence at 131 New Hill Road.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, Morris, who lives across the street, went to Santore's home and started arguing with him because there was water on the floor. The home is owned by Santore's uncle. Santore told police Morris "flipped out" and hit him in the head and body, then cut him with a pair of scissors causing a 6-inch shallow cut on his chest. He told police he "may have grabbed" her wrist during the fight but denied hitting her. Police indicated she had a bruise under her left eye.
Morris claimed Santore started the fight and hit her multiple times, according to court documents. They were both taken into custody for domestic violence. Morris allegedly resisted arrest, pulling away from troopers and kicking her legs out toward a trooper. She continually yelled for Santore to help her. Once she was handcuffed troopers reportedly carried her to the police car because she would not get up. She allegedly kicked the dashboard in the car and moved so troopers could not fasten her seatbelt. She also reportedly unbuckled her seatbelt. Police said she stopped resisting once they started driving.
Morris is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and resisting arrest. Her bail was set at $5,000. She was released after posting bail. Santore was charged with one count of simple assault and released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.