815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
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Huntsville Police Charge Man for Stabbing His Father


Huntsville, Alabama (October 3, 2007) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit have charged a 36-year-old man for seriously injuring his father during a violent argument and fight. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said 65-year-old Barney Patrick is in the Huntsville Hospital suffering from multiple stab wounds. His condition is not life threatening. Police found the elderly Patrick lying on the floor at his apartment in the 1100 block of Old Monrovia Road about 8:00 o’clock last night.


His son, Malcom Patrick was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence Assault 1st degree. He was booked into the Madison County Metro Jail. Investigators did not release a motive for the assault at this time.