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A 22 year old Sikeston man will go to trial today for allegedly choking his grandmother

Aug 21, 2013 -- 5:00pm

The Scott County Grand Jury has indicted 22-year-old Matthew Carmack of Sikeston for elder abuse, and his trial setting is scheduled for Thursday before Judge David Dolan.  On May 31st, Sikeston DPS Officers were called to the 200 block of Marian in reference to elder abuse.  The offender had just left the residence in a vehicle, officers located the suspect not far from the home and detained him.  The victim reported that her grandson pushed and choked her after becoming angry over $40.  A neighbor ran to the victim’s aid when the she sounded the car alarm to summon help.  The 66-year-old victim said her neck was hurting and officers witnessed red marks around her neck, and bruising on the victim from an apparent struggle.  Carmack was arrested and later charged with Domestic Assault 2nd Degree through the Scott County Court.  He is being held on $5,000 cash surety.

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