(NOBLESVILLE, Ind.) - Police in Noblesville, Ind. have arrested an Alabama man for murder, hours after his son was stabbed to death.
Micah William Harrison, 30, of Robertsdale,, was arrested Thursday in the death of his two-year-old son, Michael. Harrison has been preliminarily charged with murder in the boy's death.
Lt. Bruce Barnes with Noblesville Police says officers were called to the scene in the 14000 block of Waterlily Drive around 4:45 p.m. Police and firefighters found the boy inside an apartment with apparent significant trauma to his head.
Medics provided care for the child, but he died at the scene.
A witness said the suspect was walking with two small children and at first refused police commands to leave the children and come to the police. The man eventually surrendered and was taken in for questioning.
Two young girls were taken from the apartment by police.
Another witness said about an hour before the incident, she saw two girls and a boy playing outside when the boy took off running. The witness said a man who was looking after the children became extremely angry and started screaming for the boy to return. When the man caught up with the child, the witness says he spanked the boy.
Witnesses say they have not seen Harrison, his son, or the two other small children at the apartment before Wednesday. It is unclear what connection they have to the three people they say live in the apartment, but it is believed Harrison was visiting family at the apartment complex.
Baldwin County Sheriffs Capt. Steve Arthur tells Local 15 News Harrison has a long history of arrests in Baldwin County, dating back to when he was a juvenile.
The BCSO says Harrison's first adult arrest was in 2003. His wrap sheet includes drug charges, a misdemeanor assault charge and several others.
Deputies also say neighbors have also complained about Harrison in the past, but was never charged with any of those incidents. Deputies also say he was involved in several domestic violence incidents but was never charged in those cases.