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Son Arrested for Assaulting Elderly Father in Sulphur Springs

Reginald Harold Childs

Sulphur Springs Police responded to an assault report on Thursday, February 29th, 2024.

The victim, who sustained visible injuries including a swollen eye and cuts, alleged that their son had attacked them while they were in bed. Bloodstains found in the bed supported the victim's account. The suspect, identified as 57-year-old Reginald Harold Childs, arrived at the scene with blood on his clothing and no apparent injuries.

Authorities charged Childs with assault causing bodily harm to a family member, specifically his elderly father, under Texas Penal Code 22.04(a)(3), a third-degree felony. Following his arrest, Childs was transported to Hopkins County Jail without resistance.

Additionally, Childs faced a charge related to not wearing a seat belt.

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