In what appears to be a familial ruckus, North Platte Police have arrested a mother, her son and the son’s girlfriend after an early morning scuffle.
Officers with the NPPD responded to the 800 Block of North Bryan at around 6:30 on Thursday morning after dispatchers received a reported assault.
Police contacted Cynthia Catchings, her son Michael Catchings and Michael’s girlfriend Krystien Schutt. Police say it was quite obvious that the trio had all been drinking and fighting.
As officers investigated, they discovered that Schutt had punched Michael Catchings, which had enraged Cynthia Catchings so she punched Schutt.
Michael Catchings came to the rescue of his girlfriend by putting his mother in a headlock. Officers learned that somewhere along the line, Cynthia Catchings had also choked her son.
All three were arrested. Cynthia Catchings was charged with Third Degree Assault for punching Schutt and Felony Assault for choking Michael. Michael Catchings was charged with Felony Assault-Strangulation for trying to choke out his mom and Schutt was charged with Misdemeanor Simple Assault for striking Michael Catchings.
Officers booked the trio into the Lincoln County Detention Center.