- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Las Cruces man is accused of attacking his 71-year-old mother with a knife and a barstool.

Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 40-year-old William Tyson Mosley is being held on a $150,000 cash-only bond on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated assault.

They say Mosley went to his mother’s house around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The woman says her son was acting “stranger than normal” and picked up a kitchen knife and threw it at her, striking her in the forehead.

The woman ran outside and Mosely grabbed a barstool and hit her on the head with it.

Investigators said Mosley admitted to smoking a synthetic herbal drug.

His mother was taken to a hospital for treatment of a compound skull fracture and puncture wound to her forehead.

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