December 23, 1997 in Idaho

Man Charged With Attacking His Son

From Staff Reports

A 48-year-old Hayden man was jailed over the weekend on a charge that he stabbed his grown son and broke the man’s arm.

Charles W. Hoover Jr., 49, was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on a charge of aggravated battery. His 25-year-old son, Clinton, was treated at Kootenai Medical Center for two cuts and a broken right arm and released.

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Hoover family home Thursday night on a report of a fight. Deputies followed a trail of blood inside the home’s basement, where they found Clinton Hoover hiding under a pile of clothes.

Clinton Hoover was bleeding from a deep cut on his left index finger and a wound near his right shoulder blade. He told deputies he was cut on the finger while trying to take the second of two knives away from his father, who attacked him in the back yard, according to a sheriff’s report.

Charles Hoover also hit him in the right arm with a two-by-four board during the fight, Clinton Hoover told deputies. He said a blow from the board re-broke a bone in Clinton Hoover’s right forearm, which initially had been broken about four weeks ago.

, DataTimes

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