Avondale father, son stabbing: MCSO detention officer stabbed dad 6 times, dad in critical condition

AVONDALE - An Avondale father and son were heavily drinking and got into an argument that ended with the father being stabbed multiple times.

CJ Joe and his father were drinking and got into a heated argument over politics before allegedly stabbing his father, said Avondale Police.

Joe remains in critical condition at a local hospital, police said. He was stabbed six times in the chest, back, biceps, shoulder and finger.

Joe claims he "blacked out" and doesn't know how his father was injured, according to police.

Joe has been employed as a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office detention officer at the Durango jail since 2006. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Joe has no disciplinary history or employment issues with the department.

MCSO said Joe has been put on unpaid leave and placed in a segregation unit, which is standard procedure.

Joe's sister, Lauren, was also drinking when the stabbing occurred, police said.

Police believe Joe used a utility knife with a 2-inch blade to attack his father. The knife was found at the house, police said.

Lauren has injuries to her right eye, cheek and forehead, but claims they were sustained at a concert, according to police.

Joe has been booked on one count of aggravated assault and one count of attempted second-degree murder.



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