Springfield man pleads not guilty to stabbing man, then trying to stab his own son

UPDATE

Bennett pleaded not guilty to the charges on Wednesday afternoon, and his bond was set at $25,000.

INITIAL REPORT

A Springfield man is accused of stabbing another man in the stomach with a pocket knife and attempting to stab his son.

Harold Bennett, 52, is charged with felonious assault and attempt in Clark County Municipal Court. He is due in court today for an arraignment.

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Police began their investigation Tuesday night when they were called to a home on the 1600 block of Catawba Avenue. When they arrived, they saw a man being treated by medics with a stab wound, according to a police report.

“(The victim) pulled up his shirt and I observed a cut/possible puncture wound to his abdomen,” the report says. “(The victim) informed me that Bennett had entered onto his property and attempted to fight with him. He stated Bennett began chasing him while wielding a knife and attempted to cut/ stab him. He stated he began running around cars on the street trying to create distance from the assailant, however, he was eventually stabbed in the stomach.”

While the alleged attack was happening, another fight had broken out between two of Bennett’s sons, according to the report. Bennett allegedly went over to help one son in the fight after attacking the first victim, the report says.

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“He stated his dad tried cutting him with the knife, however, he was able to dodge the attack,” the report says. “He stated all the parties separated and his brother left the area.”

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