Ala. man arrested in son’s death

COM-Stabbing Death Harrison

Micah Harrison

An Alabama man has been charged with the death of his 2-year-old son.

The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office said Micah William Harrison, 30, of Robertsdale, Ala., used a kitchen knife and nail puller to kill his 2-year-old son, Michael Harrison, also of Robertsdale. Micah is currently detained at the Hamilton County Jail.

Noblesville police officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of 14924 Waterlily Dr., Apt. 14, at 4:45 p.m. last Wednesday. Patrolman Jason McDermott was the first officer on the scene. He came in contact with Micah outside of the apartment and observed what appeared to be blood on his hands. After Micah was detained, several officers entered the apartment where the victim’s grandmother, Pamela Harrison, led them to the spare bedroom.

NPD Det. Michael Sadler said Michael was found lying on the floor between the dresser and TV stand with multiple wounds on his chest and forehead.

“Each wound was bloody and appeared to be consistent with a stab,” he wrote in the probable cause affidavit. “Officers found that the body was cold to the touch and was pale.”

Efforts from police officers and medics to save the toddler were unsuccessful.

“There was significant trauma to the head,” NPD Spokesman Lt. Bruce Barnes said.

Officers were told that Micah drove to Noblesville from his Alabama residence on Jan. 8 with his three children. The child’s mother did not accompany them on the trip. Barnes said her exact whereabouts were not known as of publication time, but she was believed to be in the southern United States.

“We don’t know the relationship between the mother and father,” he said.

Pamela told police officers that Micah said someone or something was trying to kill him. She also observed him attack a utility closet door with a claw hammer prior to the fatal incident.

Pamela told police she observed Micah moving quickly from the kitchen to the other bedroom where she knew Michael was playing. She went into that room and saw Micah on top of Michael, who was lying on the floor.

“Pamela observed Micah stab Michael two to three times with a kitchen knife,” according to the probable cause affidavit.

Pamela took the knife from Micah, placed it on the dresser and called 911.

“Officers further observed splatters of blood on the beds, walls, furniture and ceiling in the spare bedroom,” Sadler said. “Also on the top of the dresser, officers found a nail puller, which was a tool with a shape that appeared to be consistent with the forehead injury.”

Robert Herrington

Managing editor of Current in Noblesville. A 1999 graduate of Noblesville High School, Herrington has been covering Noblesville and Hamilton County as a journalist since 2004. The military brat lived all over the east coast before calling Noblesville home since 1994. He and his wife, Maggie, live in the community with their baby daughter (and youngest Boston Red Sox fan), Caroline. From school board to common council meetings, First Friday events and summer concerts in the city parks, Herrington loves to attend and cover all that Noblesville has to offer.

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