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Son stabs father 3 times in Port Charlotte fight

FOX 4 Staff

Son stabs father 3 times in Port Charlotte fight

CREATED Nov. 26, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov. 26, 2012

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A father and son brawl ended with two arrests in Port Charlotte on Saturday.

Witnesses told Charlotte County deputies that 42-year-old Rodney Lane McGee arrived at his son's home beating on the front door.  McGee forcefully entered the home and got into an argument with his 22-year-old son Troy Shane McGee.

Troy said his father struck him in the head with a metal towel holder; he grabbed a knife and was able to get his father out of his home. Rodney then kicked in the same side door, grabbed a wooden chair inside, and struck Troy with it as he tried to call 9-1-1 for help.

Troy responded by stabbing his father twice in the leg and once in the left arm with a 12-inch knife. Witnesses corroborated the account of what Troy said happened and that Troy was defending himself; his father was the aggressor.

When deputies arrived Troy McGee failed to comply with orders to show his hands. A deputy took hold of Troy who began resisting and was taken to the ground. Troy continued to resist and kick at officers, concealing his hands. When Troy attempted to bite a deputy he was drive stunned with a Taser.

As deputies began to handcuff Troy, he resisted again and continued to kick at officers and conceal his right hand. A second Taser drive stun was used and deputies were finally able to gain control.

Rodney Lane was charged with burglary with a battery while his son Troy was charged with resisting an officer.

Troy was released from jail after posting $1,000.  Rodney remains in jail on a $25,000 bond.