Son Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Father

A Shingletown man is accused of stabbing his father in the face. At 12:25AM Monday morning 69-year-old James Chapman Senior called 9-1-1 from his home on White Fir Road and said his 29-year-old son, James Chapman Junior, was acting strangely and making homicidal statements. When deputies were almost there they spoke with James Senior on the phone and they were told that Junior was in the shower. They arrived to find the elder man in the driveway bleeding from a stab wound on his face. He said his son was inside and there were guns in there with him. An automated call was made to all the neighbors to inform them that an armed standoff was taking place. Shortly after that one of the neighbors contacted deputies to say that Chapman was actually at their house. Deputies went there and arrested Chapman Junior without a fight. He was booked into jail for assault with a deadly weapon, assault with great bodily injury and elder abuse.