Covington man arrested for stabbing father

Covington man arrested for stabbing father
Michael Prentice Jr., 21

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.

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