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Battle Ground boy accused of assaulting mother with knife, kitchen pan

By Craig Brown, Columbian Editor
Published: April 19, 2024, 4:19pm

A Battle Ground mother was briefly knocked unconscious Thursday morning after her juvenile son allegedly assaulted her with a knife and a kitchen pan.

Police said the mother regained consciousness, then called to report the assault.

The incident occurred at a home in the 1600 block of Southwest Fourth Street.

When Battle Ground police arrived about 8:48 a.m., the mother said her son, who is mostly nonverbal and developmentally delayed, had cut her with a knife and hit her in the head with a pan from the kitchen, and may also have injured himself.

The woman was treated at the scene and then transported to a hospital.

Officers formed a perimeter around the house and used a police car’s loudspeaker to convince the boy to surrender. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into custody on suspicion of second-degree assault – domestic violence. His name and age were not released.

“This was an incredibly difficult situation, and I am immensely proud of how our officers conducted the scene,” said Police Chief Dennis Flynn. “Their actions help bring this potentially volatile situation to a successful resolution. Our thoughts now turn to this young man and his family, in hopes that he can receive the proper mental health care assistance that he needs.”

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.

Columbia River Mental Health Services also provides an array of services and well-being programs for individuals and their families in the Southwest Washington region. Information is available at www.crmhs.org or by calling 360-993-3000.