Police: man assaults father, sets house on fire

A 28-year-old Shiawassee County man is in jail after police say he assaulted his dad and set his house on fire around 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office arrested the man after they say he assaulted his father and caused him minor injuries.

After the assault, police say the son fled the scene in his car and slammed into his father's parked car.

Police say the man then set his father's house on fire.

The home is located in the 2800 block of East Baden Road in Antrim Township.

The suspect is being held in the Shiawassee County jail.

Police plan to charge the suspect with arson of residence, felony malicious destruction of property and domestic assault.