Jeffersonville man accused of trying to slit father's throat
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jeffersonville man has been arrested after authorities say he tried to slit his father's throat.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the incident took place on Friday, June 22, just before 5 p.m. at a home in Clark County, Indiana.
Investigators say they were sent there after someone called dispatchers to report a stabbing at that location.
When members of the Clark County Sheriff's Office arrived, they found the suspect, 36-year-old Chad Castleberry, on the front porch of the home. He was immediately taken into custody.
Authorities say the victim, Castleberry's father, was found at a neighbor's house. According to the probable cause affidavit, he had sustained stab wounds to his left hand and cuts on both sides of his neck.
The victim allegedly told investigators that, earlier in the day, he had gotten into an argument with his son, Castleberry, because he hadn't been cleaning up after himself. That's when, the victim said, Castleberry came up behind him and tried to cut his throat.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the victim was able to fend his son off, but was injured in the process. He then escaped from the home through a side door and ran to a neighbor's house for help.
"It certainly is much more severe than the typical family altercation that I see as a prosecutor ... something that very easily could have resulted in the death of the victim," Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said.
Investigators say Castleberry was taken into custody and interviewed, at which time he told officers that he tried to stab his father in the neck because he wanted to kill him.
Castleberry is charged with attempted murder, battery - aggravated impairment, intimidation with a weapon and domestic battery with bodily injury.
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