Johnson City police arrested a boy Friday on a charge that he choked his mother after shoving her down during an argument.
Police were called to 511 W. Magnolia Ave. about 5:15 p.m. to check out a domestic disturbance report. The boy told police he and his mother had been in a verbal argument that turned physical.
Police said in a news release the boy had grabbed his mother, pushed her to the ground and choked her as she lay on the ground.
The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with aggravated assault. He was held in the Upper East Tennessee Regional Juvenile Detention Center pending a Johnson City Juvenile Court appearance Monday.