Police Chief: Man stabbed mother, father in Englewood home

Michael Elrod (source: McMinn County Jail)

ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities have charged the son of an Englewood couple in a knife attack that killed his father and seriously injured his mother.

Englewood Police Chief Gary Miller tells local media that 29-year-old Michael Elrod attacked his father, 62-year-old Phillip Elrod, and his mother, Teresa Elrod, on Sunday morning at a home in East Englewood. Phillip Elrod died while being rushed to a hospital. Teresa Elrod is still being treated.

Witnesses at the scene, including an 8-year-old child, identified Michael Elrod as the suspect. Elrod was arrested and is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

Miller says Phillip Elrod sustained stab wounds to the chest, back and lower abdomen. He says Teresa Elrod is expected to recover from her injuries.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Michael Elrod has an attorney.

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