By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
CHEHALIS – The 15-year-old Morton boy arrested last week after allegedly stabbing his mother will remain locked up as his case proceeds, a judge ordered yesterday.
The teen was taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center in Chehalis following the incident at the family home on April 14.
He appeared before a judge yesterday morning for his arraignment, in the same building in Lewis County Juvenile Court. He is charged with second-degree assault.
His only words spoken during the short hearing were “Yes, your honor” and “not guilty”.
The boy is represented by Centralia attorney David Brown. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Kevin Nelson is handling the case.
According to charging documents, the teen and his mother argued when he wanted to walk his girlfriend home from school, he overheard his mother laughing about him and he told police he’d had enough.
The documents describe wounds on the mother’s arm, leg and chest, as well as a knife about 14 inches long.
Rhiannon Foister, 35, was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle last Wednesday and is home recovering, Morton Police Department Police Chief Dan Mortensen indicated earlier this week.
Brown said the next steps for him are investigating the case.
The offense carries a possible penalty of 15 to 36 weeks of incarceration, Brown said.
A fact finding hearing, similar to a trial, Brown said, is scheduled for May 20.
For background, read “Morton mother recovering from stabbing, teen son remains locked up” from Thursday April 17, 2014, here