Stabbing suspect appears in court

Stabbing suspect Lane Davis appears in Skagit County Superior Court in July.

MOUNT VERNON — The Bow-area man accused of stabbing his father to death was charged Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court.

Lane Maurice Davis, 33, pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Court documents state Lane Davis started a fight with his parents July 14 at their home in the 4000 block of Wharf Street, accusing them of being “leftists” and “pedophiles.”

An audio recording of the fight, found on his father Charles Davis’ cellphone, indicated that Lane Davis threatened to kill his father several times.

Lane Davis told police he was angered after reading something on the internet about “leftist pedophiles,” which sparked an argument between the two men.

By the time police arrived, Charles Davis was dead, documents state.

Lane Davis is expected to appear in court again Sept. 7.

He was previously held on a magistrate’s warrant, which gives police 30 days to build a case before filing charges in Superior Court, which handles felonies.

— Reporter Brandon Stone: bstone@skagitpublishing.com, 360-416-2112, Twitter: @Brandon_SVH

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