Florence Ala. Man Charged with Assaulting Mother

By: AP
By: AP

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) -- Police say a 22-year-old Florence man
arrested in connection with the theft of debit cards is back in
jail after he was accused of assaulting his mother.

Shelby Myers Hurd is charged with domestic violence third-degree
assault.

He was arrested Sunday on charges of second-degree theft of
property, Florence police detective Justin Wright says Hurd is
accused of stealing the debit cards from a residence near his
house.

Hurd was released Sunday on $3,000 bail in connection with those
charges.

Police Sgt. Craig Blasingame says Hurd is accused of hitting his
53-year-old mother with his fist and whipping her on the legs with
a belt. Authorities said she declined medical treatment.

Court officials say Hurd is being held in the Lauderdale County
Detention Center without bail.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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