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Father stabs daughter because she protected grandson who took his antifreeze

By Mason White 10:44 AM October 30, 2015
Robert L. Copley 

By: Chan Yuan
A father was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly stabbing his daughter because she protected her son who stole antifreeze, police in Indiana said.

New Castle police said that they have arrested 66-year-old Robert L. Copley, after being accused of trying to stab his grandson with a knife.

Copley was charged with battery with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $13,600.

If convicted, he faces up to 6 years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Copley went to his daughter’s house, which is located in the 3300 block of North Gary Street, to confront her about the stolen antifreeze.

While arguing with his grandson, the 44-year-old daughter of Copley, stood between her son and her father to break up the fight.

The woman was stabbed with a kitchen knife. Copley claims that the stabbing was accidental. The woman was transported to the Henry County Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released.