A Florida man is facing many charges due to his reportedly criminal behavior toward the police after they responded to a situation where he allegedly threatened to kill his mother using a butter knife.
46-year-old Brent Smith and his mother reside together in DeLand, Florida.
Last Saturday evening, Smith allegedly returned home while intoxicated and became confrontational with his mom. During the dispute he allegedly pushed her around and threatened her life, stating that a butter knife was his weapon of choice as he reportedly held it in his hand.
When the woman called 911 for help, Smith reportedly grabbed the phone from her and refused to give it back.
Deputies from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office went to the home and reported that Smith was still in possession of the cellphone when they got there.
As they were interacting with Smith regarding the alleged incident between himself and his mother, the man was seen in a video released by the sheriff’s office as he became aggressive with the officers.
While they were trying to detain him, Smith is seen in the recording as he disobeyed when the officers asked him to cooperate and he began forcefully coughing in their direction when he was asked if he was ill. Smith was additionally shown saying that he hoped they would contract coronavirus and perish from it.
Smith was taken into custody for suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery on a person 65 or older, tampering with a witness, robbery by sudden snatching, grand theft, assault on a law enforcement officer, corruption by threat against a public official, and he was found in violation of probation.
He was booked into Volusia County Branch Jail where he is being held without bond.
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