August 09, 2019

Covington-Area Man Arrested After Stabbing Father

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Prentice, Jr. (21), a Covington-area man,
after he stabbed his 54-year-old father in the chest late Wednesday night (August 7, 2019).

STPSO deputies were dispatched shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to an apartment off Highway 190 near Covington in reference to a stabbing. They learned that the victim and his son were involved in a verbal altercation and the son armed himself with a large kitchen knife and stabbed his father in the chest.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by a family member.

Michael Prentice, Jr. was charged with Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

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