A man who threatened to kill his mother’s dogs with a ham knife in front of her because she wouldn’t hand over a check faces felony assault charges.
The son, Timothy Wayne Dorris, 38, is charged with aggravated assault and will face hearing this Tuesday before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke. Dorris faces three to six years in prison if convicted.
According to sheriff’s deputy Jared Jacobs, the issue began when Dorris’ mother received a check in the mail for $400. She said she didn’t want to tell her son about the check but he overheard her telling someone else about it and confronted her.
“He tried to take the check from her,” Jacobs said, noting a fight ensued. “When she did not do as he requested, he pushed a table into her leg, causing a bruise. He then shoved her into a couch.”
The mother said her son kept threatening her, prompting her to try to text her daughter. However, Dorris reportedly took the phone away from her.
“She feared for her life,” the deputy noted, adding she was terrorized for a couple of days by her son who kept making threats.
“At one point, he grabbed a ham knife and said he was going to kill her dogs in front of her,” Jacobs revealed, noting the son also told his mother “I ought to kill you” during the ordeal. “He then threw the knife into the carpet and shook a hammer at her.”