Smithville Police have charged a 50 year old man with aggravated assault for allegedly pulling a knife on his son-in-law and cutting him across the palm of his hand during an argument early Saturday morning.
The incident was reported around 12:55 a.m. Saturday.
Chief Randy Caplinger said that Larry Lattimore of 102 East Market Street is under a $5,000 bond and he will be in court on August 4.
According to police, Lattimore was visiting the home of his daughter and son-in-law at 114 Juniper Lane when he got into an argument with them. The dispute apparently continued outside the residence on Bell Street. After being asked to leave, Lattimore allegedly turned to walk away. However, police said Lattimore suddenly became aggressive, pulled a knife, and cut the left hand of his son-in-law about four inches across the palm. The victim was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital where he was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital. Lattimore apparently left the scene before police arrived but Chief Caplinger said he turned himself in on Sunday.