Fairbury Police arrested 30-year-old Travis Cox after they say he choked his mother, then stole her truck.
On Oct. 26, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block 7th Street, when they arrived Cox's mother informed police her son had physically assaulted her.
She said Travis tried to wake her up by shaking her. She says he began talking about drug dealers trying to kill him. Police say as she tried to get up from the bed, Travis threw her to the ground, placed his hands around her throat and made it so she could not breath.
While Travis was choking her, he told her that he was going to kill her. According to reports, Travis then smacked her head into the door.
Police say he told her that he was going to take her truck and that she was not supposed to call the police.
Officers began searching for the stolen truck, but eventually arrested Travis as he was trying to break into his mother's house for a second time.
While officers were trying to take him into custody, he fought with officers.
Travis was transported to the Jefferson County Detention Center where he remains custody without bond. He's facing charges for alleged strangulation (4 felony), 3rd degree assault (1 misdemeanor), terroristic threats (4 felony), resisting arrest (1 misdemeanor), theft by unlawful taking over $500.00 (4 felony), disturbing the peace (1 misdemeanor).
The Fairbury Police Department was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.