UPDATE: New details released in Salisbury stabbing
Police in Salisbury say a 22-year-old man is being held without bond, after he reportedly stabbed his mother and threatened to set their house on fire.
Conner Salmon has been charged with first and second degree assault, and attempted first degree murder along with several other charges. According to court documents on October 11, officers responded to a home on Stockbridge Drive for a reported domestic assault.
Once on scene, reports say an officer found the victim outside the house bleeding from her face and hand. The victim apparently told authorities her son was inside, and that he wanted to kill them by by lighting the house on fire.
The Officer then reportedly moved inside, where they smelled lighter fluid and found Salmon, who reportedly told the Officer that “there was no fire, the chair wouldn’t light.”
Court documents say Salmon was taken into custody, as the officers were talking with the victim, Salmon reportedly admitted to them that he beat her and stabbed her with a screwdriver.
The Officer reportedly found a large amount of blood at the scene, a knife in the kitchen sink covered in blood, and a screwdriver on a bed near blood spots. They also reportedly found lighter fluid and a lighter in the living room of the home.
Salmon is being held without bond. A preliminary hearing is set for next month.