A 30-year-old Rockland man was arrested Tuesday night, Jan. 9, accused of assaulting his mother and destroying some of her belongings.

Zachary F. Tainter was charged with felony domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and violating a condition of release. The assault charge is a felony because he was convicted in 2012 of domestic abuse criminal threatening.

According to an affidavit filed by Rockland police in Knox County Unified Court, the victim came to the Rockland police station to report the offenses. The woman had walked to the police station from Thomaston Street because her son had her car keys, according to the affidavit.

The woman told police that her son was intoxicated and had smoked a substance called spice.

She said he became argumentative and was yelling in her face to the point that she left the house to get away from him. When she returned, he continued his behavior and then picked her up and squeezed her hard and threw her down hard on the couch, breaking it.

He continued to pick her up and squeeze her hard and would not let her leave, according to the affidavit. She ultimately was able to get out of the house.

He also damaged her computer, according to court papers.

At his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon Jan. 10, Judge Susan Sparaco set bail at $1,000 cash, as requested by the defense and District Attorney's Office.

Tainter is next scheduled to appear in court March 1.