Police: Son Throws Knife that Sticks in Dad's Arm
20-year-old is charged with aggravated assault for altercation that occurred in Lower Macungie Township home.
A 20-year-old Lower Macungie Township man recently threw a knife that stuck in the forearm of his father during an altercation in their home, according to police.
Michael C. Kovalick was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the 4 p.m. Aug. 28 incident that happened at 2064 Pembrooke Drive, according to state police at Fogelsville. The victim was his father, Michael R. Kovalick.
A police report did not detail the events, but The Morning Call, citing court records, reported that police were called for an assault. When they arrived, the elder Kovalick told them that his son was in their kitchen with a 6-inch knife and threatening suicide. At this point the son became frustrated and threw the knife, which stuck in his father's forearm.
The report also said that the knife caused a large cut and penetrated muscle. It took three stitches to close the muscle and nine to close the wound.
In addition to aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment, according to court records. Kovalick remained in Lehigh County Prison until Sept. 4 when he was released under $50,000 bail.
Court records also show that Kovalick already has court dates associated with a Nov. 2 arrest in Upper Macungie Township on charges including driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and failure to report an accident to police.