Clay County man behind bars accused of strangling his own father


CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A Clay County man is behind bars, accused of strangulation.

On Wednesday afternoon, the resident of a house in southern Clay County called police saying her son, Christopher Steuerwald was irate and choking his own father.

The father said Steueresld choked him, and starting beating on his DBS generator that helps control the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

By the time police arrived, Steuerwald left the house.

Police later located him just south of the residence.

Steuerwald was taken into custody without incident, and is being held in the Clay County Justice Center.

He is charged with Strangulation, Battery with Bodily Injury and Criminal Trespassing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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