Man, 45, accused of chasing his parents with an ax, bow and arrow after they asked him to put things in the shed: he told police to ‘get the demons out’
- Johnny Carson York Jr. was arrested after allegedly chasing his parents with an ax and shooting his father with a bow and arrow
- His terrified parents said he became furious after being asked to do a chore
- York Jr. allegedly told police he had to ‘kill to get the demons out’
- He faces three charges, including assault, and is in prison pending his arraignment
Johnny Carson York Jr. was charged with chasing his parents with an axe
A 45-year-old West Virginia man is being charged with allegedly chasing his parents with a 10-pound ax – and later shooting his father with a bow and arrow – after they asked him to do a household chore.
Johnny Carson York Jr. turned aggressive on Aug. 27 after his father asked him to put some gardening supplies in a shed during a rainstorm to keep them from getting wet, according to an indictment.
Rather than comply with the simple request, the younger York reportedly threw a lighter at his father and confronted his parents with a 10-pound ax a few minutes later.
York Jr. accused him of mauling and brandishing it in an attempt to hit him and his wife,” said a police complaint obtained by DailyMail.com.
When the elderly couple fled in horror and called 911, their son is said to have confronted them a second time — this time with a bow and arrow.
The victims told police that York Jr. fired the weapon at his father, but investigators said the arrow was still in the bow when they arrived.
The man’s parents told police that their son also broke their 55-inch television.
The shocked people also told the researchers that they had filed a domestic violence complaint against their son earlier that day because of past domestic violence.
He had not been served at the time of the alleged attack.
After being arrested, York Jr. made some shocking statements from the back of the police car, the indictment said.
The alleged incident took place at 108 Ramey Street, near Bramville, West Virginia, after York Jr. was asked to store some tools in the shed.
“I had to kill them to get the demons out,” he is said to have said.
He reportedly added: “I feel like I have to kill everyone I see.”
York Jr. was charged with assault, brandishing deadly weapons and destruction of property. He is awaiting arraignment at the Southern Regional Prison.