Freeport Man Accused Of Trying To Kill His Parents
A Freeport man is facing charges, including attempted murder, after allegedly trying to kill his parents.
According to the Portland Press Herald, 34-year-old Garrett M. White is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. The charges stem from a confrontation with his parents that officials say may have been the result of a schizophrenic episode.
Court documents state that 70-year-old Martin White and his 65-year-old wife Gaye called police just before 3:00 on Tuesday morning, reporting that their son had broken down their bedroom door and threatened them. He allegedly told his father to drink bleach or he would kill all three of them. The parents struggled with their son and Martin told his wife to leave the house and call for help. She ran to a neighbor's and called police.
Garrett has had violent outbursts in the past, including stabbing his father a few hours earlier. In this case, the couple thought they had the situation under control for the night and planned to take Garrett to Spring Harbor Hospital the following morning.
When police arrived at the house Tuesday morning, Garrett was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries and was then booked into the Cumberland County Jail, where he's being held on $10,000 bail. He will undergo a mental evaluation to determine if he's competent to stand trial.