A 19-year-old Lyons man, Brandon Jean Zygai, was arrested Monday and charged with felony intimidation with a deadly weapon on Wednesday.
Lyons Town Marshal Ron Sparks and Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Woodall responded to a home in Lyons early Monday after a woman told a dispatcher her son was out of control and threatening to kill her.
The dispatcher told the officers she could hear a male, in the background during the call, yelling that he was going to kill his mother because she was a demon.
The officers arrived at 6:22 a.m. and found Zygai sitting on the front steps. According to an affidavit prepared by Sparks, when Zygai was asked what was going on, he began an irrational rambling that didn't have anything to do with the situation at hand.
When asked about what had occurred, the mother said when she returned home from work, she found nunchucks hanging on her house door and asked Zygai why they were there. She said he became irritated and began calling her names then threatened her life.
Zygai is accused of grabbing the woman's arm and twisting it behind her, then threatening her with a knife in hand.
Zygai was taken into custody and transported to the Greene County Jail.
In interviews with officers on the scene and later in the jail, Zygai allegedly admitted to twisting the woman's arm and picking up the knife while making threats but said this was the only time he had ever done anything like it before.
According to the affidavit, Sparks asked Zygai if he would have actually cut or killed his mother and he replied, "Yeah," and when asked if there was any doubt, he replied, "No doubt."
In an initial hearing on Wednesday in Greene Circuit Court, Zygai was charged with intimidation - drawing or using a deadly weapon as a threat is made, a class C felony, and battery, a class B misdemeanor.
A public defender was appointed to represent Zygai and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
His bond is set at $10,000 surety or ten percent cash.