A frightening situation for a Harwich Township family.

Police were called to the family home yesterday afternoon about an ongoing dispute.

Investigators say an argument between a man and his mother turned violent last Thursday, when the man is said to have choked his mother into unconsciousness, then drove away in her car.

Yesterday, police say the man returned to collect his belongings, and allegedly made comments causing his mother and others in the home to fear for their safety.

The 51-year-old was later found on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg and arrested. He’s now facing charges of with assault, choking, uttering threats, taking a motor vehicle without consent, two counts of prohibited driving, and two counts of driving while suspended.

The accused was taken to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.