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Police: Man tried to suffocate mom with trash bag

A Bessemer City man was jailed Thursday, accused of attacking his mother and trying to suffocate her with a trash bag.

Police said Tavoris Dashaun McNeil put a trash bag over his 50-year-old mother's head. The woman told police her son threatened to kill her, restrained her in a room and hit her in the face with his fist.

Police charged McNeil, 31, with assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree kidnapping and larceny.

He was being held in Gaston County jail Friday evening under $50,000.

McNeil was convicted last year of felony drug possession, according to the N.C. Department of Correction.

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