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Portage police: Man accused of stabbing father in custody

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Posted at 9:08 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 20:46:45-04

PORTAGE, Mich. — Portage police said the man accused of stabbing his father early Friday morning is now in custody.

Officers arrested Kenneth Kelley around 1 p.m. at his home after someone reported seeing him walking along a nearby road.

The Portage Department of Public Safety said it all started when officers responded to a stabbing in the Colonial Acres Manufactured Home Park just after 5 a.m. Friday morning.

"We were called to Colonial Acres this morning, early morning hours, a little after 5 a.m. The victim of a stabbing called us, and when we responded we did locate him," said Deputy Director Daniel Mills. "He explained what happened. His son stabbed him early in the morning."

When they arrived at the scene, Mills said they found the father, Michael Kelley, outside the home with a stab wound to the stomach. The man was taken to Bronson hospital, where he's recovering.

"We don’t have a lot of information right now preliminarily," Mills said. "It appears it was just an argument between a father and son, which led to an assault."

Kelley ran from the scene, prompting a police search for the suspect.

He was taken into custody without incident when he returned home after 1 p.m. and is now lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail.

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