A sixty two year-old man from Walnut Shade is recovering from surgery after allegedly being stabbed by his forty five year-old stepson.
Taney County Sheriff Jimmie Russell says that the forty five year-old man and his wife showed up at the Irene's Lane home of the man's stepfather about 6:30 p.m. last night (01-06-10) and began "slicing the older mans hand with a pocket knife."
Russell says the older man fired two shots from a gun to defend himself. One of those rounds went into the ceiling, the other into the stepsons foot. Russell says the forty five year-old man is scheduled to undergo surgery today.
The sheriff says that alcohol was a contributing factor in the incident.
Reports from the sheriffs office have been forwarded to the prosecutors office for the filing of charges.
Michael Sharpe, 45, Branson has been charged with first degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.