A Danville man who allegedly stabbed his grandfather multiple times has been indicted by a Boyle County grand jury.
Charles Vanhook, 37, of 209 Holladay Drive, No. 602, was charged with first-degree assault for allegedly stabbing Harold Long with a knife during a dispute inside Long’s home on Goggin Lane on Oct. 5.
Harold Long, 78, who was already suffering from unrelated health issues, was airlifted from the scene to a Lexington hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was stabbed once in the neck and four times in the left shoulder, said Danville Detective A.J. Mullins.
After being released from the hospital, Long was transferred to a rehabilitation facility to recover from his wounds and for treatment of possible brain injuries that may have occurred after the oxygen he used to aid his breathing was cut off for an extended period during the assault, Mullins said.
“He’s having to relearn a lot of things,” the detective said Thursday.
After the attack, Vanhook fled the scene on foot and was arrested outside another house on Goggin Lane where he had stopped to wait for police.
Police have not released a potential motive for the stabbing.
Harold Long’s son, James Long, who was at his father’s home immediately after the stabbing, said Vanhook has a history of mental illness.
Stabbing suspect indicted by Boyle grand jury