MENIFEE (CNS) – A elderly woman was in critical condition today after her live-in grandson allegedly assaulted her at their Menifee home, police said.
Investigators said Andrew Joseph, 41, injured his grandmother’s face during an altercation at around 1:30 p.m. Friday in the 26000 block of Ridgemoor Drive.
According to the Menifee Police Department, the grandmother walked to a neighbor’s home for help, and the neighbor called police.
Paramedics took the grandmother to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, according to police.
Authorities said family members identified Joseph as the suspect, but by the time officers arrived at the home, he had fled.
He was later arrested at a family member’s home in Hemet and was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on suspicion of attempted murder. He remained jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.