Sheriff: Father stabs son to stop attack

Sheriff: Father stabs son to stop attack
Kent Manley, 48, of Charleston

CHARLESTON, Ore. -- A Charleston man says after his son tore up his 5th wheel and was hitting him in the face, he stabbed him with a small knife to get him to stop.

Just after 5:00 am on Saturday, deputies were called to the Seaport RV Park on Boat Basin Road, for reports that a man was yelling for help inside the park.  

Charleston Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance and Sheriff’s Deputies responded and located a man who had been badly beaten with injuries to his face.

Deputies say Kent Manley, 48, of Charleston, had been in his fifth wheel trailer when his son, Sean (Mike) Stevenson, 27, of Charleston, began assaulting him and tearing up the trailer.

Authorities say some of the windows, as well as the oven door glass, had been broken.

Manley told deputies his son had been on top of him on his bed hitting him in the face. That's when officials say Manley took a small knife and stabbed his son multiple times to get him off of him.

Manley was transported by ambulance to Bay Area Hospital, and Stevenson had transported himself to the same hospital.

The stab wounds were minor and non-life threatening, deputies said.

After being released from the hospital, Stevenson was allowed to go home and the case will be referred to the District Attorney for possible charges stemming from the assault of his father, the Sheriff's office said.

Manley was released from the hospital and was taken into custody for two outstanding warrants from Coos County for Assault IV and Harassment. 

Manley was taken to the Coos County Jail where he was lodged on $15,000.00 bail.