A man was arrested over the weekend after his 80-year-old grandmother told police he used a cane to threaten her for her pain medication.
Travis Grigsby, 30, of Medora, faces four Level 6 felony charges of confinement, theft with a previous conviction, intimidation and violation of the Legend Drug Act in connection with the incident reported Saturday.
Grigsby also faces a Level 5 felony charge of robbery and a Class A misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
Reserve Officer Scott Davis said the incident was reported Saturday at the residence Grigsby and his grandmother share in the 2000 block of South County Road 1040W in Carr Township.
The events leading to Grigsby’s arrest began Friday, Davis said. That’s when the grandmother told police Grigsby threatened her with her cane because he wanted her Fentanyl pain-relieving patch, Davis said. She was using the patch for medical reasons, Davis added.
Police said Grigsby beat the cane on the floor, hit it against a piece of furniture and waved it around his grandmother until she took the opioid patch from her abdomen and gave it to him.
The woman then went to her bedroom to get away from Grigsby until Saturday morning. That’s when she called police, reporting she had locked herself in the bathroom adjoining her bedroom after hearing her grandson moving around in the house, Davis said.
Police said that, when the woman heard Grigsby coming toward her bedroom, she feared he would come in looking for her medication again.
When officers arrived at the house, the woman was still hiding, police said. Grigsby was in another room and was arrested. He was being held without bond Monday morning at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown pending an initial hearing.
If convicted of a Level 5 felony, he faces one to six years in prison. A Level 6 felony is punishable by six months to 2½ years in prison.
Grigsby’s criminal record includes pleading guilty to battery with a deadly weapon, a Class C felony, in 2013.
Officer Jeff Walters assisted Davis in the investigation.