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Man arrested for allegedly beating his grandfather out of wheelchair at Woodlands home

November 13, 2018

A man was busted for allegedly knocking his double amputee grandpa out of his wheelchair and kicking him while he was down at their Woodlands home, police said Monday.

During a fight, the 20-year-old grandson, Michael Maculewicz, is believed to have repeatedly stomped and punched his elder in the head Saturday night in the 5000 block of Gold Lantana Trail, according to Harris County Constable’s Office - Precinct 4 officials

The suspect’s grandfather was identified in court records as 69-year-old Ronald Dalton.

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During a probable cause hearing over the weekend, prosecutors revealed that Dalton was confined to a wheelchair because his legs were amputated below the knee. When his daughter, Maculewisz’s mother, found him Saturday, he was laying on the ground next to the wheelchair.

Maculewisz briefly escaped the home after his mother dialed 911. She watched him bolt out the backdoor of their home, where he then scaled a fence in the backyard and disappeared into the woods.

He was captured soon after a police dog caught up with him, police said.

A public defender said Maculewisz had been living with his mother and grandfather for the past four months while looking for work. He snagged a job the day of the fight, the lawyer said.

He has been charged with injury to an elderly and was ordered held on a $20,000 bond.

nicole.hensley@chron.com@nkhensley

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