Michael Shane Laurenti of Harker Heights faces felony charges after allegedly forcing his way into his father’s home and hitting him several times.

Laurenti, 28, was arraigned Tuesday on a felony charge of burglary of a habitation. According to a report his father filed with Harker Heights police, Laurenti forced his way into a home in the 400 block of East Cardinal Avenue Monday night and demanded money. When his father refused, Laurenti allegedly began hitting the man in the face. Laurenti may have hit his father as many as 10 times according to an arrest affidavit, and investigators observed several abrasions on the man’s neck and shoulder.

Laurenti reportedly admitted to hitting his father, but insists it was only “a few times”.

His bail was set at $50,000.