Raceland man steals pills from his mother at knifepoint

David Joseph Matherne
David Joseph Matherne

Raceland, La. - A Raceland man is behind bars after he allegedly held his mother against her will at knifepoint demanding prescription pills, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office.

Police say last Friday around 4am, deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at Matherne's home.

They learned Matherne had been arguing with his mother prior to the incident, and eventually left the residence. Matherne's mother went to sleep and later awoke to find Matherne sitting near her holding a large knife.

Matherne allegedly threatened to kill his mother if she did not give him any pills. Matherne allegedly pushed his mother to the ground and later slapped her in the face. She eventually gave Matherne some pills and he fled the residence.

Deputies learned Matherne was possibly staying at a friend's house on Pan Am Drive in Gheens. Deputies found Matherne and also discovered a pill bottle in plain view inside his vehicle. Three Xanax pills were discovered.

Matherne was placed under arrest for Armed Robbery, False Imprisonment while Armed with a Dangerous Weapon, Simple Battery and Possession of Xanax.