Pictures of the son, 18-year-old Allen Bullock, appeared in a Baltimore newspaper over the weekend, showing him smashing a car windshield with a traffic cone.
According to The Daily Mail, the teen's mother and step-father urged Bullock to turn himself in.
Bullock, who had a string of minor convictions as a youth, will be tried as an adult.
He faces eight misdemeanors charges, including rioting, which in Maryland can carry a life sentence.
He remains jailed and his bail set at $500,000.
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