Man Arrested After Reportedly Attacking His Elderly Mother

An Anderson man is accused of abusing his mother. The two live together on Martha Street. The woman in her 70s told police Thursday evening that her son, 36-year-old Rory Anderson, had become upset when she accidentally turned off his video game console with her walker. She said he knocked her to the floor and stomped on her foot and when she went in her room he forced the door open and threw garbage on the bed. She then left and called the APD. They got a protective order for her and an arrest warrant for him. When officers got to the house they found Rory barricaded in the bathroom. They forced their way in and subdued him with pepper spray before arresting him. He remains in jail Tuesday morning on $25,000 bail.