Man arrested after choking his mother unconscious on Christmas Day
A Christmas Day argument between a mother and her son ended when he choked his mother unconscious.
Whitfield County deputies arrived at the Salem Way home about 6:30pm to find Marilyn Flanagan unconscious. Her son, Scott Flanagan, was arguing with her and making threatening statements, according to the arrest report.
The two wrestled over a cell phone that was being used by the mother to attempt to call 911. That's when he choked his mother, the deputy reported.
The mother was transported to a local hospital for examination and treatment.
Scott Flanagan was charged with aggravated assault and obstructing an emergency call.