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Senior jailed for violence

ALBANY, Ga. -- A 73-year-old Albany man was arrested Sunday night after assaulting his wife and stepdaughter with a pistol and knives.

Abe Morman Sr. was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of battery and two counts of cruelty to children stemming from an altercation with his wife, Dollie Morman, 73, and his stepdaughter Adlether Parker, 37.

According to Capt. Robert Jennings of the Dougherty County Police Department, the altercation began when Parker went to visit her mother at the Morman's home on the 3300 block of Twin Flowers Road.

Parker told police she had driven to the Morman's house around 6:30 p.m. Sunday with her two teenage children to check on her mother because her stepfather had been threatening her mother recently.

Jennings said while Parker was visiting, Morman asked his stepdaughter to leave his house.

"She told them that she didn't have to go and Mrs. Morman told him (Morman) that her daughter did not have to leave," he said.

Police reports indicate that Morman became angry and started to punch and slap Parker and then her mother when she tried to intervene.

"He (Morman) punched her (Dollie Morman) in the face and she fell to the floor and hurt her leg," Jennings read from the police report.

Investigators said Morman then tried to pull out his .38-caliber pistol he had in his pocket and was threatening to shoot the women with it.

The family members, including Parker's teenage children, managed to wrestle the pistol away from Morman at which time he went into the kitchen and grabbed two kitchen knives and attempted to stab his wife and stepdaughter.

The family members were once again able to subdue Morman and took the knives away from him.

Jennings said Parker suffered from cuts on her left forearm and bruising and swelling on her left side.

Morman and his wife were both transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Morman told detectives that his wife and stepdaughter attacked him.

"Abe had a laceration on his head that he said came from a clothing iron, but there was no iron located during the investigation," Jennings said.

Family members told police that Morman had cut his head on broken debris from the altercation.

After receiving treatment for his injuries, Morman was transported to the Dougherty County Jail.

Police said no drugs or alcohol were involved during this incident.