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Billy Eugene Drennon Sr.

A LaFayette man has been arrested on charges of beating and firing a shot at his 47-year-old son.

Billy Eugene Drennon Sr., of Cook Road, told an investigator Sunday afternoon that he should have "put a bullet inside" his son's head after the fight, according to an incident report. Later that day, he also said he would kill his son if he were still home when Drennon got out of jail.

The Walker County Sheriff's Office charged Drennon with aggravated assault, battery, terroristic threats and acts, and possession of firearm during the commission of a felony. He was released from Walker County Jail on a bond of $6,600.

The son told an investigator the fight began after his mother fell on the floor. The son told Drennon to pick her up, and he said Drennon wasn't happy about being told what to do. He said his father then punched him in the left ear, grabbed his throat and held him against the door with a gun.

Drennon fired, according to the incident report. The bullet missed his son's head and cut through the ceiling.

An investigator said Drennon's son's left ear was red when officers arrived. His neck was scratched, with blood marking the left side. The investigator also found a .38 special revolver in Drennon's pants pocket.

Drennon said he fired one round about a week ago at an animal. He said he fired the other round that day, at the ceiling. He also admitted to hitting his son, according to the report.

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