Franklin Police say a felon with a lengthy criminal record brutally beat his mother while threatening to kill her over the weekend.
Matthew S. McCray, 29, of Franklin, is behind bars after he allegedly punched his mother in the face and showed her numerous sharp-edged weapons during an attack that lasted about two hours, according to police.
Police said McCray then forced his mother out of her house at 4430 Peytonsville Road and into a vehicle. He allegedly ordered her to drive him to Nashville were he got out and fled on foot on Harding Place.
His mother drove herself back to Franklin where another family member called authorities about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. She was treated and released from Williamson Medical Center.
Franklin Police arrested McCray Saturday night at 12th Avenue and Olympic Drive in Nashville. He is facing charges of aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping in the incident, police said.
McCray, who was on probation for a 2008 theft charge, has a lengthy criminal history that includes numerous misdemeanor and felony charges.
He is being held in the Williamson County Jail on $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Williamson County General Session Court on June 2.