Police said a Mount Holly man faces a charge of assault and communicating threats after he held a knife to a man's throat.
Gaston County police said that 22-year-old Travis Eric Norton of Mount Holly stabbed holes in James Norton's door, then held him down on the bed and put a kitchen steak knife to his throat on Saturday.
Travis said he was going to slit James' throat, according to police.
The two men reportedly live together.
Travis was placed in the Gaston County Jail under a $5,000 bond with an order not to be released until he is sober.