A 22-year-old Wisconsin man named Andrew Peterson was arrested for allegedly attacking his mother with a stun gun on Mother’s Day. Peterson reportedly got upset after he couldn’t locate his phone, according to police reports.
The alleged incident occurred at the unnamed woman’s Lone Rock city residence where her son, his 20-year-old girlfriend, Colleen Parker, and their child had been living for the past few months.
Peterson allegedly held his stun gun against his mother’s neck and then activated it. Stun guns deliver anywhere between 20,000 and 150,000 volts to victims. The guns temporarily weaken and paralyze victims by shooting electricity into their nervous and muscular systems.
After the alleged attack, the son, his girlfriend and their child departed in a vehicle. The mother contacted the sheriff’s department to report the attack. A police officer found the group at Richland Center, a city 16 miles north of his mother’s residence. There, Peterson admitted to the attack, police said.
Police arrested Peterson and Parker. Parker admitted to allegedly punching Peterson’s mother in the face on May 6, three days before Mother’s Day.
Peterson and Parker were charged with battery and domestic abuse-related disorderly conduct. Peterson was additionally charged with bail jumping and possession of an electronic weapon. Peterson’s bail jumping charge was connected to a separate domestic battery case pending in Iowa County. Both have been booked into Richland County jail.