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Son arrested in attack on mother

SNELLVILLE -- Police recently arrested a Snellville man on charges he twice punched his mother in the face and hid from responding officers.

William Oliver, 27, faces charges of battery, domestic violence and obstruction of law enforcement in the Saturday arrest, police said.

Snellville police responded to a Brookhill Way residence about 2:30 a.m. in response to a 911 hang-up call, where they spoke with Oliver's mother, Sylvia Leftwich.

"They observed the victim crying, and the right side of her face was puffy," said Snellville police Chief Roy Whitehead.

Leftwich told police she and her son had been arguing when he twice hit her with a closed fist, Whitehead said.

Officers eventually found Oliver in the home's garage, hiding under a car, Whitehead said.

"He did threaten the officer during transport to the jail," he said.

Oliver posted $5,900 bond a few hours after his arrest. Bond stipulations order him not to have contact with his mother and to abstain from drinking alcohol, according to an arrest warrant.