Police say Janesville man beat up his 65 year old mother

A Janesville man is arrested on multiple domestic violence related charges after police say he got into a violent altercation with his elderly mother.

Janesville police say 41-year-old Cory D. Berkley pushed, struck, and used handcuffs to secure his 65-year old mother during the attack.

When police attempted to arrest Berkley he retreated the the basement of the residence, and refused to come out until officers deployed pepper ball pellets.

Berkley is being held at the Rock County Jail on multiple charges including false imprisonment, battery, disorderly conduct, and strangulation.