COVINGTON, La. (WVUE) - A Covington-area man is behind bars for stabbing his father in the chest, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Police say around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to an apartment off Highway 190 near Covington in reference to a stabbing.
A 54-year-old Madisonville man was involved in a verbal altercation with his son, 21-year-old Michael Prentice Jr.
Deputies say the son armed himself with a large kitchen knife and stabbed his father in the chest.
The victim was transported to a local hospital by a family member.
Michael Prentice Jr. was taken into custody and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail one on count of Aggravated Second Degree Battery.