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Man charged with attacking mother

Posted December 26, 2008 7:26 a.m. EST
Updated December 26, 2008 9:18 a.m. EST

— Raleigh police arrested a 39-year-old man they say attacked his mother late on Christmas Day.

Investigators said that William Haywood Jr. attacked his mother at 811 Beverly Drive shortly before midnight Thursday. His mother defended herself with a knife, and Haywood sustained a cut on his hand, police said.

Haywood faces charges of simple assault. He was being processed in the Wake County Jail Friday morning.

Haywood was convicted of being a habitual felon in Wake County in 2000 and served nearly seven years in prison, according to state Department of Correction records.

In January, he was given probation for assault with a deadly weapon. His criminal record dates to 1987 and includes convictions for selling drugs.