A Farmington man is facing up to seven years in prison after he allegedly hit his mother in the head with a shovel.

Prosecutors say Thomas Leighton, 32, caused a laceration when he struck his mother on Dec. 27 in Farmington.

Leighton's last known address is on Knotty Knoll Circle, according to court paperwork.

Leighton is charged with second-degree assault and could be fined up to $4,000 in addition to being sentenced to prison time if he is convicted.

Leighton was indicted by a grand jury at Strafford County Superior Court in Dover on Sept. 16.

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Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com. 

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