SAN JOSE -- A Morgan Hill man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting an 85-year-old man at their apartment Wednesday night, police said.

Sean Patrick Mooney, 24, was booked into the Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of elder abuse and is being held without bail.

According to Morgan Hill police, around 11 p.m. the victim confronted Mooney about stealing money to buy drugs. Mooney shoved or knocked the elderly man to the ground and fled their shared apartment in the 200 block of East Dunne Avenue, police said.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive; the extent of his injuries was not released. Police arrested Mooney overnight. The relationship between him and the victim was not immediately disclosed.




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