A Rutherford County man was arrested Thursday morning after deputies said he attacked his elderly mother.
Deputies said they were called to Rutherford Regional Hospital just before 4 a.m. after 82-year-old Bernice Arrowood was admitted with fractures and a head injury.
Spencer Arrowood, Bernice Arrowood's 51-year-old son, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was being held in jail on $500,000 bond.
Bernice Arrowood was transferred to Mission Hospital in Asheville, where she was listed in stable condition.
Deputies did not immediately release details of the attack.
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