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MONTOURSVILLE -- The case for a Montoursville man who was charged with attempted murder for allegedly threatening his mother with a knife was held for court.

David C. Hill, 41, has been in Lycoming County Prison with no bail since the incident happened at his home on March 13, 2019. Hill's mother, whom he lives with at the 1000 block of Chestnut Street in Montoursville, came home that evening to find Hill "under the influence of something," according to the affidavit written by Montoursville Borough Police Deputy Chief Jason Bentley. She became angry and told Hill he needed to move out.

At that point, Hill went into the kitchen, retrieved a large knife and allegedly raised it up as if he were going to stab her, according to the affidavit. The mother ran to a neighbor's home and went in through the unlocked back door, as Hill allegedly chased her with the knife raised up. She was screaming for help as she went into the neighbor's home. His mother told police, "had that door been locked, she would have been dead," according to the affidavit.

Hill had accidentally stabbed himself in the leg while chasing his mother, according the affidavit.

When police arrived, they found Hill sitting in the living room of his home with blood mostly on his left leg and a pool of blood on the couch. They noted there was a large amount of blood leading from the back porch of the neighbor's back door to Hill's home on Chestnut Street, according to the affidavit.

Hill was taken to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport for treatment of his self-inflicted wounds. He reportedly told police he was going to kill his mother. Hill then "motioned like he was going to stab his mother in the neck," according to the affidavit.

Hill's mother was not injured.

Charges of criminal attempt of murder of the first degree, aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime and simple assault were filed at the office of Montoursville magisterial district judge Gary A. Whiteman.

Hill waived his right to a preliminary hearing last week. He is scheduled for formal arraignment in front of Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio on May 13.