On July 15 at 9:58 p.m., Metropolis Police officers responded to a fight call in the 800 Block of East Eighth St.
Upon arriving in the area, officers located a male victim who reported being stabbed and struck with an object. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
A subsequent investigation into the incident resulted in the arrest of Joe N. Carter, 53 and his son Deryck J. Carter, 24, both of Metropolis, on the charges of aggravated battery. Both were lodged in the Massac County Detention Center, pending formal charges by the Massac County State’s Attorney’s Office.
According to the Metropolis Police Department, the investigation is ongoing and more details may be released at a later time.