A man in Bartow County, Georgia, jailed on an aggravated battery charge said his aunt provoked him into an attack after refusing to take him to the tanning salon.
Charles Wesley Guyton, 47, of Gum Springs Lane in Rydal, was arrested in connection with the Thursday incident at his home, according to Bartow County Sheriff's Office. Police found drops of blood in his living room, some on mail scattered on the floor.
Guyton allegedly told officers he and his 76-year-old aunt had been in an argument because she refused to take him to the tanning bed. He said his aunt provoked the alleged attack when she said: "Well if you keep laying in the tanning bed, before long your face is going to fall off."
Guyton is accused of striking his aunt in the face, breaking her lower jaw in two places. He was arrested and she was taken by ambulance to a Rome hospital for treatment. "Guyton said he knew what he did was wrong, but [his aunt] should have known by saying what she said would provoke him," a deputy reported.
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