General Crime

* Monterey Co. Man Galen Fisher, 48,Arrested For Elder Abuse, Punching,Slapping Mother

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A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of abusing his 70-year-old mother and keeping her in their Carmel Valley home against her will, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.Galen Fisher, 48, allegedly threatened to kill his mother while brandishing a pistol, kept her in her home against her will and slapped and punched her multiple times, according to the sheriff’s office. He had been making threats, which escalated over the past couple days, the sheriff’s office reported.The mother managed to notify authorities after escaping her home in the 38300 block of East Carmel Valley Road. Fisher was arrested this evening and booked on charges of elder abuse, false imprisonment, criminal threats, brandishing a weapon and possession of a concealed weapon, according to the sheriff’s office.

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