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Longview man charged with attacking, stabbing father

From Staff Reports
June 16, 2011 at 6:11 a.m.


Longview police jailed a 39-year-old man on charges related to attacking and stabbing his 67-year-old father.

Police took Michael Eric Lee into custody at his home in the 800 block of South Eastman Road shortly before midnight Wednesday, one month after an arrest warrant was issued.

According to a Gregg County Sheriff's Office complaint, an argument ensued between Lee and his father at Lee's mother's house in the 5800 block of Judson Road on May 19, because the father would not agree to give Lee an acre of family land in Gladewater. Lee yelled at his father and moved toward him "in an aggressive manner" before swinging his arms at the father, who defended himself with pepper spray before leaving the home.

"Once outside, (the father) realized that he had been cut by (Lee) with an unknown object," the complaint showed.

Lee told sheriff's investigators that he used an ax handle and was swinging it merely to open a door screen for air after the pepper spray was used, reports showed. When asked how his father sustained a cut on his right arm that required 12 stitches at Good Shepherd Medical Center, Lee replied, "I don't know. I'm guessing he's saying I did it," reports showed.

Lee remained in the Gregg County Jail without bond on Thursday.

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