A 28-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly became angry with his disabled, wheelchair-bound mother and hit her when she accidentally soiled herself, an arrest affidavit states.

Brian Adam Holcomb, of Mart, was arrested when a pedestrian flagged down police after he saw a man standing over a woman yelling at her inside an apartment, the affidavit states. The pedestrian was walking by an apartment and heard the argument because the door to the apartment was open, police said.

When police came to the home, they found a 49-year-old woman laying on a bed, crying with a paper towel over her mouth, the affidavit states. Holcomb, the woman's son, was sitting on the edge of a second bed.

Police told Holcomb to stand and he was taken into custody while police spoke with his mother, the affidavit states. Officers learned that Holcomb had become angry with his mother when she accidentally soiled herself due to a disability that left her paralyzed.

"Holcomb admitted to getting aggravated and started slamming things around, because (he had to) find a certain pair of clothes (his mother) wanted," the affidavit states.

Holcomb's mother suffered an injured lip during the fight, police reported. The affidavit states Holcomb, who is his mother's home healthcare provider, was asleep when his mother woke him up to help her get changed before he hit her.

Police arrested Holcomb on a third-degree felony assault charge. He was booked in to McLennan County Jail and he remained jailed Monday afternoon with a bond listed at $10,000.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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