The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office has released new details in the stabbing death of a 2-year-old boy.
Police arrested the boy’s father, Micah Harrison, 30, and charged him with murder. According to the probable cause affidavit, police went to the Noblesville apartment where Harrison was staying in response to a 911 call around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
When they arrived at the Autumn Breeze apartment complex, they encountered Harrison, who was standing in front of the apartment complex in the parking lot. Police asked Harrison if he’d made the emergency call. He said he had not and “pointed in the direction of apartment 14,” according to court documents. Police said he had “what appeared to be blood” on his hands.
Officers put Harrison in the back of a squad car while others went to the apartment. Inside, they found Harrison’s son—2-year-old Michael Harrison—in a spare bedroom at the apartment, “lying on his back on the floor between the dresser and television stand.” Police observed multiple injuries, including two in the chest and another in the forehead. Police said the injuries were consistent with stab wounds.
Officers tried to revive the boy and secured the area. Two girls, ages 4 and 5, were also at the apartment. A woman, who identified herself as Harrison’s mother and the children’s grandmother, identified the girls as Harrison’s daughters. She said Harrison drove with his children from Alabama to Noblesville the day before.
During the afternoon, the woman said Harrison stated that “someone or something was trying to kill him.” He attacked a utility closet door with a claw hammer, which the woman later hid. She told him that no one was after him and noticed Harrison move to the room where Michael was playing.
She “observed Micah on top of Michael,” court documents said, and saw Harrison “stab Michael two to three times with a kitchen knife.” The woman took the knife away and informed Harrison that “he had just killed his son.” She then called 911.
Medical personnel declared the boy dead when they arrived.
Officers found blood on the bed, walls, furniture and ceiling. They also saw a nail puller that Harrison may have used. Investigators said the tool was consistent with the boy’s forehead injury.
Harrison is due for an initial hearing Thursday afternoon.