A 25-year-old man was jailed early Thursday on suspicion of stabbing his father, who also faces charges for an unrelated fight with another family member, Sierra Vista police say.
The police calls started about 2:17 a.m. Thursday when officers found a blood-covered Samuel Natividad being belligerent with bystanders and punching a gate.
He was taken into custody and booked into the Cochise County jail on suspicion of disorderly conduct and marijuana possession, a news release from Sierra Vista police says.
Just before 3 a.m., a caller told police he had an altercation with a family member who had a stab wound in the upper torso. The man, Javier Natividad, 51, was found a short time later, taken to a hospital. He was then was booked into jail on suspicion of domestic violence and disorderly conduct in connection with the fight with the family member who called police, the release says.
Police later added a charge of attempted second-degree murder and domestic violence against Samuel Natividad after learning he had stabbed Javier Natividad, his father, in an altercation that preceded his first encounter with officers that morning, police said.
Samuel Natividad remained jailed on a $25,000 bond, the release said.