COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 54-year-old man on multiple charges after he tried to stab his sons with a pocket knife.
Police were called to a residence on S.W. Santos Terrace at 5:45 a.m. Saturday morning due to a person being injured, according to a news release from Columbia County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Sergeant Ed Seifert.
When they arrived, they found Christopher Graham bleeding from an injury to his head.
Graham told deputies he had been attacked by two unknown men. Graham was taken by ambulance to a local medical facility while Columbia County Sheriff's deputies began searching for the two attackers.
As their investigation progressed, deputies were able to learn Graham had not been entirely truthful. He was not attacked by two unknown attackers. Seifert said Graham was allegedly intoxicated and confronted one of his sons in the front yard of his home.
Graham then attempted to strike his adult son with a lawn chair, Seifert said. Graham then pulled a pocket knife out and tried to stab his son.
The son was able to escape from his father. Seeing the altercation in the front yard, Graham's second son attempted to intervene by getting in between his father and brother.
Graham then attacked the second son with the knife, Seifert said, slashing him across the forehead, cheek and chest.
The two sons were then able to pin Graham down to the ground outside the home.
Both of Graham's sons refused medical treatment. Graham was arrested at the hospital after having received medical treatment. Graham was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, battery, assault and making a false report to law enforcement. His bond has been set at $72,000.
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