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Son Assaults Mom in Mesa Home

Parents and their kids have argued for as long as both have existed. Luckily, few sons and daughters take it as far as Jesse Colin Holm allegedly did.

On Sunday, Holm was arrested after reportedly assaulting his mother and threatening to kill others inside his Mesa home, reports. Holm has been charged with a whole range of crimes, including assault, criminal damage, and threatening and intimidating, according to authorities.

On Sunday morning, Mesa police officers responded to a report of someone threatening others with a knife at a home near Guadalupe and Sossaman. When the officers knocked on the door, they were greeted by the sound of a woman screaming inside, according to authorities.

When nobody answered, the officers kicked in the door. Holm eventually surrendered and stepped out of the house.

According to authorities, Holm didn’t have a knife, but assaulted his mom nonetheless. Holm allegedly threatened to kill everyone in the home when he heard the officers knocking, police said. Holm may have been high at the time of the incident, since he was arrested and charged with possession of prescription drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, assault, criminal damage, and threatening and intimidating.

On top of all his charges, Holm could face domestic violence charges as well. Under Arizona’s criminal code, domestic violence encompasses any violent or dangerous crime carried out against a family member, relative, roommate, or significant other. That includes assault, battery, and sexual assault.

In cases of domestic violence, a protective order is often taken out against the defendant while the case is pending. The order prevents the defendant from visiting his or her family members. That means that in addition to any criminal penalties Holm could face, including jail time, he may also be barred from seeing his family any time soon.

No word yet on whether Jesse Colin Holm’s mother was injured in the alleged assault. If you or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence, you should contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.

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