EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSt. Albans Man Accused Of Stabbing Father Arrested
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Reported: Aug. 30, 2013 12:09 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 31, 2013 11:15 PM EDT
St. Albans , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A St. Albans man was arrested Saturday and charged with malicious wounding after police said he stabbed his own father.
"I hate to see it happen," said neighbor Steven Marion, "I really do."
Donald McDaniel, 38, claims it was self defense, telling Judge Pauley his dad actually pulled the knife on him first.
According to court documents, that's not the case.
The incident happened on Friday at a home on West Vine Street in St. Albans.
Police say McDaniel punched his father, Russell McDaniel, several times during an argument. That's when police said McDaniel stabbed his father in the leg twice before fleeing from the scene.
"He needs to get straightened out and get off the drugs, and maybe it'll get him straightened up," Marion said.
Kanawha County deputies found McDaniel along a roadway and said he was showing signs of a drug overdose.
He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
And once released, McDaniel was arrested.
Neighbors say they hope the victim, McDaniel's own father, makes a full recovery.
"I hope that this is all behind him," said McDaniel, "I hope he doesn't have anymore trouble."
Family members said Russell is in good condition and is expected to be released from the hospital.
A Kanawha County man accused of stabbing his father is now in police custody.
Donald McDaniel, 38, of St. Albans, was arrested Saturday morning.
Police said McDaniel punched his father, Russell McDaniel, during an argument at their Vine Street home Friday. The argument escalated and McDaniel is accused of stabbing his father in the leg twice. Investigators said he then dragged his father from the rear of the house into the kitchen and then ran away.
Deputies said McDaniel was found along a roadway Friday. They said he was showing signs of a drug overdose so he was taken to a local hospital. After he was released, he was arrested and taken to Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
Russell McDaniel was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.
Donald McDaniel is charged with malicious wounding and is currently in the South Central Regional Jail.
Kanawha County deputies said a man accused of stabbing his father Friday will be charged with malicious wounding.
A warrant was obtained for Donald Lee McDaniel after he allegedly stabbed his father twice in the leg on Vine Street near St. Albans, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim was transported by the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority to an area hospital for treatment.
After the stabbing, McDaniel fled on foot into a wooded area, deputies said. The suspect was found along a roadway and was showing signs of drug overdose. He was being transported for evaluation and possible treatment.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. J.A. Ratliff at the sheriff’s office 24-hour number, 304-357-0169.
The man stabbed Friday in St. Albans suffered a leg injury, and deputies were looking for the suspect, a Kanawha County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Cpl. Brian Humphreys said the incident happened on West Vine Street, and the suspect fled into the woods. Metro 911 reported that it appeared the victim was an elderly man.
It was unclear whether the victim had been transported to the hospital.
The incident happened about 11:45 a.m.
Kanawha County sheriff's deputies were responding to a report that an elderly man was stabbed in West St. Albans, Metro 911 said.
The incident occurred about 11:45 p.m. Friday on West Vine St., an emergency dispatcher said.
It was unclear whether anyone had been transported to the hospital yet or whether anyone was in custody.
Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned for updates on this story.
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