Man attacks his grandmother with a knife

Sheriff's deputies said Derek Withrow, 21, was angry because his grandmother wouldn't give him a ride

An Eagle Point man is in jail after allegedly attacking his grandmother with a knife because she wouldn't give him a ride.

Derek Withrow, 21, was arrested Tuesday and remains lodged in jail on charges of first-degree burglary, attempted first-degree robbery, third- and fourth-degree assault, coercion, first-degree criminal mischief, and two counts each of second-degree kidnapping and menacing. Bail is set at $1 million.

The domestic assault was reported at 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department said in a news release Thursday.

Withrow reportedly was highly intoxicated and had walked about four miles from downtown Eagle Point to his grandparents' home in the 200 block of Sierra Drive. Angry that his grandmother hadn't driven into Eagle Point to pick him up, he attacked her when he got there, investigators said.

He forced her to go another family member's home next door, then to a third residence on Sierra Drive, the news release said.

Withrow was wielding a knife and threatening suicide, the Sheriff's Department said. The grandmother suffered minor cuts from the knife and the man had caused "a substantial amount of damage to his hands and arms" by punching out windows and cutting himself with the intent to commit suicide, the release said.

He was taken for medical treatment, then lodged in jail Wednesday, officials said.

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