According to the Ohio authorities, a 63-year-old man from North Toledo has recently been arrested and with domestic violence and assault after threatening his 25-year-old son with a hatchet. Allegedly, when the law enforcement officers arrived to mediate the dispute between father and son, the suspect threw the blade towards his son. No one was hurt during the North Toledo domestic dispute.
Domestic Dispute Nearly Turns into Murder in North Toledo
Noel Dawson, a 63-year-old of Toledo, Ohio was sharing the same house, located in the 400th Block of Elder Drive, with his 25-year-old son. According to Dawson’s son, on Sunday afternoon, he and his father got into a heated argument. Seeing that he could not prevail, Dawson went to another area of the house and returned with a hatchet in his hand.
Allegedly, the man’s son declared that his father started swinging the ax back and forth, threatening to kill him. Fearing for his life, the 25-year-old man dialed 911 and told the dispatcher that his father intends to murder him with an ax.
A police car was dispatched to the man’s location, in an attempt to mediate the domestic incident. According to one of the law enforcement officers who responded to the call, upon reaching the house located in the 400th Block of Elder Drive, he found two suspects brawling. It would seem that shortly after calling the authorities, Dawson’s son knocked his father to the ground, and got on top of him in order to try and disarm him.
What Happens When Words Are Not Enough
The law enforcement officers managed to break them apart before the situation could take a dramatic turn. As Dawson’s son began telling the officers about the reason why his father threatened to kill him, the man allegedly picked up the hatchet and threw it at his son.
Luckily, the man managed to dodge the incoming ax. The odd thing about this case is that the hatchet managed to exit the house and gut stuck in the hood of a nearby pick-up truck. As for the hatchet-swinging North Toledo man, he was briefly taken into custody and charged with property damage, assault, domestic violence, and, surprisingly, with an unwillingness to disclose information of a personal nature.
According to the Toledo Police Department, as Noel Dawson was escorted to the police station, the officer asked him to supply some personal information. Not only did the individual refuse to answer any questions, but, according to the officers, he kept swearing all the way to the police station.
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