Police: Man Slapped Mom, Threatened Her With Knife
A Fayetteville man faces felony charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threatening after police said he slapped and threatened his mother with a knife.
David Durisseau, 35, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Friday evening and has a bond amount of $5,000, according to the Sheriff’s Department website. Durisseau has a Feb. 13 court date.
A preliminary police report said Diane Nichols, 59, went to the Washington County Sheriff’s office to complain that her son had slapped her Friday morning. She told officers that her son, Durisseau, had become upset when she prepared to take a shower at 7 a.m. because he needed to shower for a 9 a.m. doctor’s appointment, the report said.
Nichols told police she instead went to the kitchen but Durisseau became upset and followed her, yelling and screaming and knocking things off the counter, the report said. Nichols told officers that Durisseau’s 10-year-old daughter watched the incident and her son slapped the left side of her face and threw her into the cabinets, the report said.
Durisseau’s daughter yelled at her father to leave her grandmother alone, but Durisseau took out his knife and threatened to kill Nichols, the report said. Nichols told police she took her car keys and cell phone and left the house, the report said.
Nichols told officers Durisseau was probably at his doctor’s appointment, and sheriff deputies arrested him when he left, the report said. Durisseau also faces misdemeanor charges of third-degree domestic battery and endangering the welfare of a minor, according to the Sheriff’s Department website.