Teen said to have threatened to kill parents while they slept

LACONIA — A 17-year-old teen was released on personal recognizance bail and ordered to live with his grandmother after he allegedly threatened to stab his mother and step-father while they were sleeping.

Police affidavits said Christopher Dame, 17, had been arguing with them took a swing at his step-father who said he restrained him by the arms.

The step-father said that when he stopped holding Dame, Dame pulled a steak knife from a kitchen drawer and allegedly threatened him with it. They were allegedly about seven or eight feet from each other.

Dame is said to have returned the knife to the drawer and the two continued to argue. The step-father said the teen grabbed the knife again and raised it a second time saying to him and his step-mother, "I'll just wait until you go to bed and I'll stab you both in your sleep."

Police said Dame's mother confirmed the step-father's story and both said he made them very nervous. The two also said there was a 5-year-old in the house.

Police said that after the threats, Dame allegedly went into the living room and picked up an electric guitar and smashed it on the floor.

He is charged with two felony counts of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.