Noblesville Police have arrested an Alabama man accused of fatally stabbing his 2-year-old son.
Micah Harrison, 30, faces murder charges.
Police were called to the 14000 block of Waterlily Drive on reports of a stabbing around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they found Michael Harrison suffering significant wounds to the head. He later died at the scene.
“The crime scene that we’re looking at right now was inside the apartment,” said Lt. Bruce Barnes with the Noblesville Police Department.
Police said Harrison and his son are from Robertsdale, Ala. Extended family members reportedly lived at the apartment. Investigators haven’t released any other details regarding motive or the events leading up to the stabbing.
Neighbors tell Fox59 News that they hadn’t seen Harrison or his son before Wednesday, but they did see an apparent confrontation between the boy and his father shortly before the alleged murder.
Morgan Hubble said she saw the boy playing on a small snow pile with two young girls at about 3:30 p.m.
“I saw this little boy fall down the hill and he was crying and I just sat in my car and this guy walked up,” said Hubble, who lives nearby. “He stood there for a little while and then the boy just takes off down the sidewalk, (the man) chased him and grabbed him by the coat and spanked him.”
Though the man soon went inside the apartment with the boy, neighbors later identified him as Micah Harrison because an hour later police arrived, and took him to the ground in the parking lot.
“I don’t know what he had in his hands, but the police kept saying, ‘Drop it. Drop it,’” said Liyah Fisher, who lives nearby. “They were like, ‘Put it down.'”
“He just had a really blank expression like he didn’t do anything at all,” said Alex Carstens, who also lives nearby.
“I just feel like I could have done something to stop it but I didn’t even know what to do,” Hubble said.
Micah Harrison has faced several criminal charges in the past, but none involving children. Charges out of Alabama include a 2009 assault charge, one for menacing and a third charge of allowing dogs to run free.
Authorities said they have notified the boy’s mother, who lives in Alabama.