Man cuts dad's face, scratches deputies in domestic attack, officials say

MANATEE COUNTY - A 29-year-old man faces multiple charges after he battered his 75-year-old father in their Palmetto home Wednesday night.

Michael McGrain reportedly attacked his father Francis McGrain, at his home on 8000 Lake Drive, causing cuts on his face that required treatment.

Michael fled the scene on foot before deputies arrived.

Deputies set up a perimeter and began to search for Michael.

The suspect was found running through backyards and he was confronted by a K-9.

Initially, Michael was cooperative, but when deputies tried to handcuff him, he started pulling away and scratched two deputies on their hands and arms.

One deputy used his taser on Michael's back to subdue him.

The deputies' injuries were minor and didn't require more than basic first aid.

The suspect was charge with Aggravated Domestic Battery,  Battery on a LawEnforcement Officer nd Resisting Arrest.

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