A 36-year-old Yelm man was arrested Dec. 25, accused of severely beating his father.
Timothy D. Hill appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Monday, and Judge James Dixon set bail at $25,000. Dixon found probable cause for a second-degree assault charge against Hill.
Hill remains in custody at the Thurston County Jail.
According to court documents, Hill was arrested after a Yelm police officer responded to reports of a disturbance at a Yelm home. When she arrived, she encountered Hill, whom she reported had blood on his hands.
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The officer asked him what had happened, and she said Hill responded, “What do you think happened? I was abused for years as a child, and they need to take responsibility.”
He then began talking about the government injecting thoughts into people’s minds and “Fahrenheit 451,” according to court documents.
A second man, Hill’s father, came out of the house, and the officer saw swelling and trauma around the man’s eye and eye socket. The man was transported to the hospital. Medics at the scene said that the man’s eye socket and cheek bone may have been broken, and that his eye may have been damaged, according to court documents.