A reported fight between father and son last week ended in the arrest of both men and because of a prior conviction, the son can be charged with felony domestic battery.

A reported fight between father and son last week ended in the arrest of both men and because of a prior conviction, the son can be charged with felony domestic battery.

Howard Wells Jr., 30, and his father, Howard Wells, were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical Aug. 24, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Wednesday for Wells.

Howard Wells told police his son came to his house at 2401 W. 42nd Ave. and had been drinking when he got involved in an argument.

Detective Charles Harrison reported that both men had signs of minor injuries and both were arrested for third-degree domestic battery, a misdemeanor.

A records check indicated the younger Wells had a prior conviction for misdemeanor domestic battery so the second offense becomes a felony, Kizer said.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Wells and also ordered him to have no contact with his father until the case is settled.

The Public Defendersís Office was appointed to represent Wells and he was told to come back to court Oct. 10.