Emanuel Cordell Kennedy, 37, was arrested after his mother told police that she was hit in the back with a large ham, according to a Union City, Tennessee police department report.
In an interview with police, Kennedy claimed that he did not intend to hit his mother, 55-year-old Brenda King, with the tossed ham. King apparently was not injured by the ham, the size of which was not detailed by investigators.
Kennedy, pictured in the above smiling mug shot, is being held without bond in the Obion County jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the misdemeanor count of domestic assault.