Son allegedly threatens mother with knife on Christmas Eve

STANFORD – A Lincoln County man was arrested on Christmas Eve after allegedly threatening his mother with a knife, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Gabriel S. Rashid-Lais, 38, of 156 Land of Goshen Road, was arrested Dec. 24 at about 4:47 p.m. by Sgt. Ryan Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick was dispatched to the residence at about 4:16 p.m. after an out-of-state family member called 911 and reported that Rashid-Lais was threatening his mother with a knife and had “already attacked her,” according to the arrest citation.

Rashid-Lais refused to answer the door when law enforcement arrived and when his mother told him to calm down and attempted to let Kirkpatrick inside, he allegedly shoved her over a T.V.

Kirkpatrick forced his way into the house where Rashid-Lais continued to disobey orders to get on the ground, even after pepper spray was used, according to the citation.

“The house was a disaster from them fighting,” Kirkpatrick said.

Rashid-Lais, who appeared to be “very anxious” and under the influence, then went into the kitchen where he continued to resist arrest.

After several minutes of struggling, Rashid-Lais was tackled to the ground and Kirkpatrick was able to gain control and put him into handcuffs.

Once the man was in custody, EMS was called to the scene but Rashid-Lais would not cooperate and refused to be treated.

Kirkpatrick said it was then that he saw a large, 14-inch knife fall from the man’s pant leg.

“(The) subject had used intimidation and threat of violence to keep (his) mother from getting help,” the citation states. “(The) subject placed everyone on scene in imminent danger of physical injury or death.”

Rashid-Lais was lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail on charges of fourth-degree assault (minor injury); second-degree wanton endangerment; second-degree unlawful imprisonment; and resisting arrest. His bond has been set at $15,000.

Kirkpatrick said Rashid-Lais’ mother had complained of pain but did not sustain any visible injuries.