Doyline man arrested for attempted murder of son

Doyline, LA(KSLA)- A verbal altercation between a father and son turned almost deadly after the father threatened to kill his son.

Webster Parish Sherrif's Deputies have arrested Troy M. Jones, 59 and charged him with attempted 2nd degree murder for attempting to kill his son during a verbal argument that took place outside their Amos Cutoff Road residence Thursday evening.

A witness told police they saw Jones chasing after his adult son with a knife, attempting to stab him during an argument.

According to police, when Jones was unable to catch his son he went for his Browning 12-guage shotgun, pointed it towards his son and yelled, "I'm going to kill you!" and then fired one shot, missing his son who had taken cover behind a tree.

Jones admitted to police that he purposefully went for his gun after realizing he could not catch his son to stab him.

Officers collected the gun and knife as evidence and Jones was booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.