An Ohio father was drunk and high on cocaine before he stabbed his 6-year-old son in the chest, police said.
Herb Rayshawn Price, 36, is facing attempted murder and other charges in the kitchen knife attack that left his son seriously wounded in North College Hill on Nov. 9, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
Price told investigators he stabbed the boy in the chest after he had been drinking and using cocaine, police said in a criminal complaint.
Price, who is also facing charges of felonious assault, domestic violence and child endangerment in the stabbing, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday after a grand jury indicted him last week, but his attorney waived that appearance, the newspaper reported.
The boy’s mother, Tiffany Napier, said Micah had recovered from his injuries following the unprovoked attack.
“He’s doing OK, he’s playing,” Napier told WKRC earlier this month. “He’s eating like he was before.”
Napier said Price — who was released from prison in March — was staying with his mother, Carolyn Mathis, when she got a call from her saying Micah needed to go to the hospital.
Napier said she was told Price plunged the knife into his son’s body before turning toward Mathis, WKRC reported.
The boy’s lung was punctured during the stabbing, but he was expected to recover, the station said.
Price remained jailed Thursday on $300,000 bond, records show.