Big Island man arrested for stabbing son

William Ford Jr. has been charged with stabbing his son.
William Ford Jr. has been charged with stabbing his son.

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - William Ford Jr., 50, of Waikoloa man was arrested over the weekend in connection with a stabbing that sent his son to the hospital.

At about 9:26 p.m. April 8, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a stabbing at a home on Kimo Nui Street in Waikoloa Village.

Officers found that Ford, had allegedly stabbed his 28-year-old son in the upper right side of the chest and then fled the home where they both lived.

Fire Department rescue personnel took the victim to North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he remains in good condition.

Police searched for the suspect but were unable to find him Friday night.

At 12:50 p.m. April 9, Ford turned himself in at the Kona police station in Kealakehe.

He was arrested and held at the cellblock while detectives from the Juvenile Aid Section, which investigates domestic violence cases, continued the investigation.

On April 10, detectives charged Ford with first-degree assault and abuse of a family/household member. He was released after posting $35,000 bail.

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