INTERLACHEN, Fla. -- A 57-year-old man was charged with domestic battery Monday at the 200 block of Hayes Drive, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Facebook post.
According to the Facebook post, Dean Marcus Smith grabbed his 8-year-old grandson by the ankles and pulled him off the couch. Smith then allegedly began to strike the child before the boy's father intervened and hit Smith in the face in what the post describes as self-defense.
Smith was treated for his injuries at Putnam Community Medical Center and is currently being held in the Putnam County Jail on a $7,504 bond.
The post says the incident was handed to the Department of Children and Family Services for review.