Cesar Covarrubias was booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault, assaulting a minor and disorderly conduct. He was also charged with child abuse. He is accused of hitting his son because his son received poor grades By Robert Dilley
BUCKEYE, AZ (CBS5) - A Buckeye man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assaulting his 14-year-old son over grades.
Cesar Covarrubias told police he was discussing his son's grades with him at their home and how he should be punished, according to an officer's report.
His son said something that upset his dad and Covarrubias pushed the teen to the floor, police said.
The victim and his siblings said Covarrubias allegedly grabbed him by the throat using both hands. The teen said he couldn't recall whether his airway was cut off. He added he didn't believe her lost consciousness.
The officer observed fresh bruises and marks on the left side of the teen's neck, a court document stated.
The teen said he tried to punch his dad in self-defense. The fight moved upstairs, where the teen said he was thrown onto a bed. The victim said that once they heard police, the attacked stopped.
According to court paperwork, the teen said fights like this one have occurred in the past and are escalating.
Covarrubias was booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault, assaulting a minor and disorderly conduct. He was also charged with child abuse.