A Carbon County man admitted to assaulting his mother.

Theodore E. Williams, 38, of Nesquehoning appeared before Carbon Judge Steve R. Serfass on Thursday and pleaded guilty to one count of simple assault.

Williams was arrested on July 7, 2010, at the residence of his mother, Barbara Williams, 121 E. White St., Summit Hill. Police responded to the home to a report of a domestic incident in which a man was weilding a knife and threatening family members.

Upon arrival officers found Williams and took him into custody without incident. Police said Williams had made threats to his mother.

Defense Atty. Joseph D. Perilli said Williams realizes the seriousness of what happened and he and his family members are reconciling. There is currently in place a protection from abuse (PFA) order granted to his mother and brothers.

Serfass placed Williams on probation for two years and ordered he get both a drug and alcohol (D&A) and mental health evaluations and follow any recommendations for treatment, zero tolerance imposed on D&A use, render three hours of community service per month while on probation, pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation.

He was given credit for two days spent in jail on the charge.