Alleged assault on stepdad leads to Nevada City man’s arrest

A Nevada City man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly strangled and punched his stepfather in a dispute over bringing a vehicle back late.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Cement Hill Road at 9:22 p.m. after receiving a call of a physical fight in progress. According to dispatch reports, a man was strangling his father.

The son, identified as Forest Marshall Neff, 20, allegedly had borrowed his stepfather’s vehicle to go to the store and did not return when he said he would, according to Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.

When Neff returned, the two men began arguing, Royal said. Neff then allegedly grabbed the 67-year-old victim by the throat, and then punched him in the side of the face.

Neff then allegedly punched him several times in the back of the head.

He was arrested on suspicion of battery and elder abuse and was booked into county jail, where he was being held in lieu of $10.750 bail.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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The Union Updated May 26, 2013 03:38PM Published May 29, 2013 12:07AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.