Teen charged with assaulting parent

Published 3:44 pm Monday, October 19, 2015

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 19-year-old Alabaster man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $26,000 and is facing two felonies after he allegedly possessed marijuana and struck one of his parents multiple times during an Oct. 15 incident.



The Alabaster Police Department arrested 19-year-old Justin Tyler Honeycutt on Oct. 15 and charged him with felony counts of domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation and first-degree possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest came after an incident during which Honeycutt allegedly choked one of his parents and “hit or struck the victim multiple times,” garnering the domestic violence charge.

During the incident, officers also found Honeycutt to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the suspect’s records.

According to Alabama law, a person can be charged with first-degree possession of marijuana when they are found to be in possession of an amount of marijuana “other than for personal use.”

First-degree possession of marijuana is a Class C felony, and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison upon conviction. Domestic violence by suffocation or strangulation is a Class B felony, and carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison upon conviction.

According to Shelby County District Court records, Honeycutt appeared in court for his preliminary hearing on Oct. 19. As of Oct. 19, he was still being held in the Shelby County Jail.