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Man charged with battery after alleged stabbing

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Friday, March 03, 2017 11:17 am
An argument between a father and son that resulted in a stabbing has led to the filing of criminal charges against the son, according to court documents. Richard A. Moore II, 20, of the 600 block of Putnam St., was charged Friday in Allen Superior Court with battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony, and criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon, a Level 6 felony.

The alleged argument took place at 5:30 p.m. Monday at their home on Putnam Street, where the father was upset his son was using a computer to videochat with his girlfriend, causing the father to miss a phone call from a family member, according to a probable-cause affidavit. The father said he was going to disconnect the wi-fi, resulting in the alleged stabbing by the son as they were coming down the stairs from the second floor. 

The knife, which Moore said he got from a "surface," was embedded into his father's neck to the handle.

Moore's father was transported to the hospital, where he initially was listed in critical condition. Moore was arrested on attempted murder and aggravated battery charges, which were dropped when the felony charges were levied.

"My mind was racing with second thoughts," Moore told police during an interview after the incident. He said he thought he should leave and go to his mother's house, but he then allegedly tripped on the stairs, sending the knife into his father's neck.

A cousin, who saw the stabbing, said Moore allegedly came back downstairs with a "samurai" sword, which he took away, the affidavit said. The cousin said the son also allegedly went back upstairs and came down again with another large knife and airsoft gun. The cousin told police he took those away, too.

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