Weston man charged with stabbing mother

A 22-year-old Weston man is facing a malicious wounding charge after allegedly placing a pillow over his mother’s face, before stabbing her with a kitchen knife.

Benjamin Matthew Crim, of 123 4B Trailer Court, is alleged to have attacked his mother, Debra Lynne Davis, at their home on Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Lewis County Magistrate Court, Crim was pacing around the house when his mother asked him what was wrong, to sit down and tell her what was bothering him. The complaint stated that Crim left the room, went into a bedroom and returned with a pillow that he “forcefully” put over his mother’s face. The complaint stated that she was able to fight him off.

Crim is then alleged to have gone into the kitchen and returned with an 8-inch kitchen knife.

Davis tried to take the knife away from her son, but was stabbed in the right upper arm in the process, the complaint alleged.

Crim reportedly dropped the knife and left the residence, but returned prior to the arrival of Lewis County sheriff’s deputies.

He was reportedly sitting on the couch when officers arrived, according to the complaint.

Crim appeared before Magistrate Rob Clem, who set bond at $50,000.