Father, son arrested for attacking deputy, biting his face

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:30am

A chaotic scene unfolded over the weekend at an IHOP restaurant in Terrebonne Parish that led to the arrest of a father and his son. Several people were attacked, including a deputy who was bitten on his face.

Officials with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office say the incident happened on Saturday, Oct. 6 during the evening. We’re told Charles Grasso, III, 22, and his father Charles Grasso, Jr., 54, walked in to the restaurant and appeared to be intoxicated. Then, they became disruptive.

A deputy who was working an extra-duty shift at the restaurant approached the men. That’s when they allegedly became increasingly agitated.

“The son actually bit the face of the deputy close to the eye and also attempted to disarm him,” Cpt. Dawn Foret, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office told WDSU. “At the same time the father punched the deputy.”

The deputy called for backup, and two employees stepped in to help.

“They sat on them until the cops got here. And one waitress, she got hit – he hit her in the face and then he bit her on the arm,” a waitress who works at the restaurant told WDSU.

Both men were arrested and transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where they are awaiting a bond hearing.

Grasso III was charged with resisting an officer, battery of a police officer, public intimidation of a peace officer, disturbing the peace by intoxication, entering and remaining after being forbidden, attempted disarming of a police officer, and simple battery.

Grasso Jr. was charged with resisting an officer, battery on a police officer, public intimidation of a peace officer, disturbing the peace by intoxication and entering and remaining after being forbidden.

The deputy was treated for his injuries at a local hospital and released.

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