A Bullhead City man accused of stabbing his 74-year-old mother to death is in jail on first-degree murder charges.
The Bullhead City Police say Travers Wesley Proulx, 43, stabbed his mother during an argument early Sunday morning. Police and paramedics responded to a home in the 1100 block of Jasper Avenue around 4:15 a.m., where they found 74-year-old Bette Vaughn dead from stab wounds.
Police say Proulx got into an argument with his mother and started stabbing her with a knife. His brother woke up to the sound of his mother screaming and tried to get Travers out of the house. Travers reportedly threatened to kill both his brother and his stepfather before he fled on foot.
Police searched the area for Proulx and received a tip that he was at a house in the 1100 block of Gemstone Avenue. He was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.
The Mohave County Sheriff Office K-9 assisted in the article search for the murder weapon. The knife was located in the yard of a neighbor’s house on Jasper Avenue.