A 36-year-old Seymour resident is facing assault charges after trying to stab and kill his elderly parents during a fight over damage to the family property, according to police.
Police said Christopher Nevers became "enraged" during an argument with his parents at their home on Skokorat Street in Seymour on Wednesday night and tried to attack them with a kitchen knife.
Officers were called to the house around 9:30 p.m. and arrived to find Nevers running from the property. He ignored their commands to stop and continued fleeing through neighboring yards. Officers lost sight of him and a K-9 team failed to track him down, according to police.
Police said Nevers' parents managed to escape unharmed and were standing in the driveway when emergency responders got the scene. Medical personnel checked them out as a precuation.
Officers went back to the house at 10:30 a.m. the next morning and found Nevers in the basement.
He was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of criminal attempt at first-degree assault on an elderly person, one count of third-degree criminal mischief, one count of second-degree threatening and one count of interfering with an officer.
Nevers was held on $75,000 bond prior to his arraignment in Derby Superior Court.