(North College Hill, Ohio) The man police say stabbed his six-year-old son with a large kitchen knife went before a judge today in Hamilton County. The prosecutor says 38-year-old Herb Price of North College Hill has a history of violence.
They say Price punctured his son's lung when he stabbed him while at his grandmother's apartment Saturday night. Instead of calling 9-1-1, the grandmother took the son to his mother's, who then took him to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The boy only needed stitches and is expected to recover.
Police said the suspect's mother told them he has mental health issues and online records show Price has a criminal history, including charges of disorderly conduct, aggravated robbery and having weapons under disability in past years. But officers want to know what could have possibly triggered him to stab his own son. Price did agree to sign a protection order and stay away from his son.
Price has been charged with felonious assault instead of attempted murder, because the man's mental state is unclear. He'll stay in jail unless he posts a $150,000 bond. He is set to face a judge for arraignment in Hamilton County Court on Monday morning.