South Fort Myers teen arrested for attacking father with hatchet
FOX 4 Staff
Ernest Frank Sherwood
SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County deputies arrested an 18-year-old South Fort Myers man early Wednesday morning after getting a call that the man was attacking his father with a hatchet.
Ernest Frank Sherwood Jr. is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older.
Sherwood's mother called deputies just after 3 a.m. claiming her son was armed with knives and a hatchet and was attacking her father.
Deputies found Ernest Sherwood Sr. with a large cut to his face and bleeding profusely.
They also found signs of a struggle and blood on the floor and walls of the home. Both the father and son were trying to clean the blood from the floor and walls.