LIBERTY COUNTY, TX- On Saturday, February 3, around 10:50 p.m. Cleveland Police Department Officer J. Skipworth responded to 1118 Reese St. in reference to a physical disturbance. Upon arrival, Officer Skipworth met with a 16-year-old male assault victim who said his dad assaulted him, striking him in the face.
Officer Skipworth learned that the father was upset because his son didn’t get up to unlock the door and let him into the home. Once inside, the father allegedly walked over to the victim who was lying on the couch, and slapped his face. According to the victim, his father walked over to him and said something to him about why he didn’t open the door.
The victim said, after being struck by his father he then stood up, and his father punched him in the face with a closed fist. A physical struggle ensued. The victim said he was trying to push his father into the wall. A family member tried to separate the two, in order to end the altercation. The father allegedly shoved the other family member out of the way, and continued to wrestle with the victim.
The victim said, his father hit him in the face again knocking him to the floor. While on the floor, his father allegedly tried to kick him in the head but missed.
Officer Skipworth saw a cut on the teen’s inside cheek area from where the victim said his father punched him. The victim told the officer he also sustained an injury to his toe during the altercation.
The father, 37-year-old Jermaine Edward Limbrick, of Cleveland, was placed into custody and transported to the Cleveland Police Department Jail. Limbrick was booked for Assault Causes Bodily Injury / family violence, a class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $5,000 by Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ralph Fuller. Limbrick was later transported to the Liberty County Jail.