A county man has been charged in the assault of his father Tuesday near Gerald.

Brian K. Fischer, 46, Gerald, was charged Wednesday in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with second-degree domestic assault, a felony, and fourth-degree domestic assault of a special victim, a misdemeanor.

Franklin County deputies responded to a home in the 5900 block of Highway Y where Fischer allegedly choked his father. The suspect was taken into custody at the Franklin County Jail where he is being held on a $20,000 cash-only bond.