Nephew now charged with assaulting his uncle who is accused of sexual assault on New Year’s Day | New
The nephew of a man accused of severely beating his uncle after allegedly catching the uncle sexually assaulting his girlfriend on New Years morning has now been charged.
According to the Conway Police Department, Daniel Mattson, 27, has been charged with first degree assault and criminal domestic violence.
At around 1 a.m. on January 1, Conway police entered a residence on Highway 905 with reference to a sexual assault.
Upon arrival, the police were informed by the victim that the suspect, William Mattson, had sexually assaulted her. The Conway Police Department has charged Mattson de Conway, 52, with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, according to Conway Police Lt. Selena Small.
During the incident, William Mattson sustained injuries which required medical treatment. The passport photo showing his injuries has been the subject of reports across the country.
Small said the investigation into how William Mattson suffered his injuries continued after the date of the incident.
It was determined that her nephew, Daniel Mattson, had used force to stop the assault but, Small said, Daniel Mattson allegedly continued to beat his uncle after the alleged threat against the woman had dissipated.
“Investigators determined that there was a separate and subsequent assault on William Mattson outside the residence, after the threat to the victim was removed,” Small said.
Small also states that after William Mattson was physically assaulted, the sexual assault victim was himself assaulted by Daniel Mattson.
Daniel Mattson remains in the J Reuben Long Detention Center pending a bail hearing.
William Mattson also remains in jail after being denied bail, jail records show.