After a Christening: Drunken Bloody Family Fight Ends with Dad in Jail
"Everyone in the group had blood all over their clothing..." The following article is based on a BPD report, and where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Boston Police arrested a drunken dad who family members said refused to stop hitting his son in the face.
James S. Halsey, of 261 Lagrange St., West Roxbury, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on Aug. 30 around 2:05 a.m.
Police received a text about fighting at a Glenellen Road residence, and that there was "blood everywhere" and that no weapons were being used.
Multiple District E-5 units responded to the scene and found seven empty cases of beer on the sidewalk with multiple bottles broken in the street. Officers were able to enter the single-family residence front door because it was unlocked, according to a Boston Police report.
Police were met by six individuals in the dining room and family room area. According to the police report, "Everyone in the group had blood all over their clothing with two males having the most blood on them and having other injuries."
An ambulance was called due to one of the males having a broken nose and multiple contusions to the face and head area. An officer noted that each member of the house to be "extremely intoxicated with them being unsteady on their feet and slurring their words."
One of the witnesses said the family was celebrating the christening of a 2-month-old boy in the family, and the family had been at the Emerald Society since noontime and continued their party at the residence afterwards.
Around 1:45 a.m. the son of the suspect allegedly asked his father for the car keys to move the car, and the suspect then allegedly stepped out and punched his son in the face without saying a thing. He then continued to hit his son, according witnesses. The son broke free and the father chased after him, as other family members tried to break up the fight, and got hurt as well.
Four witnesses confirmed the events to the police.