A 37-year-old Hood County [Texas] man was arrested Saturday, accused of spraying a container of whipping cream, which contained alcohol, in the eyes of his mother during a disturbance, according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.
The victim is 67 years of age, so the act resulted in a felony charge of injury to an elderly person being filed against Justin Walker Gatewood, of the 4700 block of Stoney Creek Drive, Rose said. She refused medical treatment, Rose noted.
Rose noted that Gatewood had been acting irrationally, stated Rose, adding, “Gatewood was also found to be in possession of under 2 ounces of K2, which might explain his odd behavior.”
K2 is a generic term for substances generally sold as incense that can be smoked and are generally classified as synthetic marijuana. Some types of K2 reportedly have caused users to experience hallucinations and other harmful side effects. The sale and use of such products were made illegal in the state of Texas a couple of years ago.
Gatewood’s bond on the third-degree felony was set at $15,000, and he was still in the Hood County Jail as of press time. He also is facing a $1,500 bond on the Class B misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2.