Man charged after allegedly stabbing father with spoon

Posted at 5:50 PM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 19:50:23-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A man is in jail on several charges after he allegedly assaulted his father with a wooden spoon while drunk and arguing Monday.

Travis Tulley, 34, was intoxicated when he argued with his 71-year-old father. The argument became physical, and Tulley stabbed his father with a wooden spoon, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department watch log.

Police responded to the scene, and Tulley was combative and had “taken a fighting stance.” An officer deployed a Taser on Tulley, who was subdued and arrested on several charges, including domestic aggravated assault, abuse of a vulnerable adult and resisting arrest.

The victim was taken to a hospital in fair but stable condition.