Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vinton man held in attack on his mother

Dean Austin Selbe

Dean Austin Selbe

A Vinton man was charged with attempted murder Monday after police said he tried to strangle his mother.

Dean Austin Selbe, 26, was taken into custody Monday afternoon, according to Vinton's interim police chief, Capt. Benjamin Cook.

Police answered a call about 10:15 a.m. at the home Selbe shares with his mother on Cedar Avenue.

Cook said the woman told police Selbe tried to strangle her, but she said she fought him off and he fled on foot.

Police issued an alert for him and said he was apprehended back at his residence about 3:30 p.m. They were interviewing him Monday evening.

-- Neil Harvey

Weather Journal

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