Cops: Lilburn man beat son with pipe outside gas station

LILBURN -- A Lilburn man has been arrested for allegedly beating his son with a metal pipe outside a Harbins Road gas station.

Kenneth Duane Stroud, 48, has been charged with aggravated assault after he reportedly went to the Shell station at 722 Harbins Road to "get his vehicle back from (his son) who had taken it a couple days earlier," according to an incident report from Lilburn police.

A witness told police that the son, 28-year-old Joshua Stroud, was working on the 1996 Ford Ranger when his father arrived and "climbed in the vehicle and started beating on him." They got out of the vehicle and the beating continued, police said.

The victim -- who was also arrested on outstanding warrants for probation violation -- told police his father had been hitting him with the orange pipe that Stroud allegedly had in his possession when officers arrived. Joshua Stroud had "visible injuries to his arms, legs and hands."

The father, Kenneth Stroud, was later released on $5,700 bond. Jail records show his son was being held without bond.

The truck, police said, was impounded.