WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A West Palm Beach man was arrested early Monday, after police say he allegedly took his anger over a Facebook account out on his 86-year-old grandmother.
Jeff Atwell, 26, is being held in lieu of $6,000 bond at the Palm Beach County Jail.
According to the arrest report, West Palm Beach Police responded to the Atwell home around 2:16 a.m. on Monday. There, Willie Beatrice Atwell, 86, told officers that her grandson, Jeff Atwell, lives with her.
She explained that Jeff Atwell had walked into the house "extremely upset about Facebook account."
Jeff Atwell grabbed Willie Atwell twice by her neck and shirt collar, but his father would intervene, the arrest report stated.
Atwell said that he didn't care about "anybody." He followed up by punching holes in a wall, throwing a chair at a stove, breaking the oven glass door and damaging a fan.
Willie Atwell told police that if her son had not been present, she believed Jeff Atwell would've killed her or at least caused her great bodily harm.
Jeff Atwell is charged with one count of battery on a person of 65 years of age or older, and one count of criminal mischief.
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