Authorities are seeking additional criminal charges against a 48-year-old man arrested Thursday on suspicion of abusing his 70-year-old mother after investigators found loaded weapons and marijuana plants at his home, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. Galen Fisher allegedly threatened to kill his mother while brandishing a pistol, kept her in her home in unincorporated Monterey County 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 Thursday 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. After the arrest, a search warrant was served at the home, where sheriff’s deputies found two loaded shotguns, a loaded rifle, and 45 marijuana plants. Parts from a demilled Hungarian AMD-65 short barrel AK-type assault rifle were also found in Fisher’s workshop along with a parts set for a demilled British Sten MKII submachine gun, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities are continuing to investigate Fisher, who is still in custody and could face additional weapon and drug charges, according to the sheriff’s office.
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