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Man arrested in Davis, suspected of trying to kill mother

A 28-year-old man was arrested Monday night in Davis after police said he choked and threatened to kill his mother.

Police officers went to a residence in the 1500 block of Lemon Lane shortly before 11 p.m. after receiving a report of threats against a 50-year-old woman.

An officer contacted a man, later identified as Michael Anthony Carpenter, in front of the house. Carpenter, the victim’s son, refused to comply with the officer’s orders and started running toward the victim, according to a Davis Police Department news release. The officer used a stun gun to subdue Carpenter.

The woman told officers that Carpenter threatened to kill her, choke her and attempted to stab her with a knife. She was treated at Sutter Davis Hospital.

Police said Carpenter was booked into Yolo County jail on suspicion of attempted murder.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy