A Southwest Germantown man is in police custody after being charged with stabbing his 7-month-old son in the head.
According to police, 20-year-old Samuel Jones was engaged in a verbal and physical altercation with his son’s mother on the 6200 block of Chew Ave. at about 2:30 p.m. Friday.
During the course of the altercation, in East Germantown, the child was stabbed in the head, according to police. They said that the victim was initially transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center by his parents, and was then taken by medics to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where he is currently listed in critical condition.
Witness describes scene
Rev. Chester Williams, the Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club founder who lives across the street from the family, told NBC10 that he heard screams coming from their home.
“The man came out running with the baby in his arms, screaming that the baby fell on a knife,” Williams told NBC10. “I told him to get in the car.”
Williams said he drove the couple and the baby boy to the Einstein Medical Center. The boy was then taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital where he is currently in critical condition.
“God bless that baby to survive, because he’s not deserving of this,” said Williams.
Jones, of the 500 block of W. King St. in Southwest Germantown, was arrested on Saturday and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault and related offenses, according to court records.
Jones’ preliminary arraignment took place on Saturday afternoon and he is currently in custody at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on $500,000 bail.
Although Jones has no current criminal history, court records indicate that he spent time at the Glen Mills School for Boys, a juvenile detention center located near West Chester.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 1.
Police did not identify the infant or mother by name.