A 41-year-old father from the Donelson area remains in jail Wednesday morning after police arrested him for allegedly stabbing and beating his teenage son.
Detectives from Metro’s Youth Services Division arrested the man Tuesday afternoon and charged him with attempted criminal homicide and aggravated child abuse.
Police said the man — whom they are not naming to protect the identity of his 17-year-old son — allegedly stabbed his son with a screwdriver and knife, and also beat him with an electrical cord after the father became angered over screw heads being stripped out in a work area.
The son ran from the house to a motel on Spence Lane after 3 a.m. Tuesday where he called police. He was treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for injuries to his back, head, stomach and legs.
Police said the father has federal convictions in Las Vegas for impersonating a deputy U.S. marshal and unlawful gun possession. He is being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.