Avondale man jailed after allegedly stabbing son and biting police dog

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 17:13:04-05

AVONDALE, AZ — An Avondale man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly stabbing his son and biting a police dog.

According to court documents, someone called 911 on Sunday to report a stabbing at a home near El Mirage and Lower Buckeye roads in Avondale. The victim, reportedly the man's son, was taken to the hospital where he underwent several hours of surgery. His current condition is not known.

That man reportedly told police that he was stabbed by his father, 49-year-old Alfred Donzell Williams.

Police said Williams was located inside an RV that was parked on the north side of the home and refused to come out of the vehicle. Police attempted to use gas to get Williams out of the RV, but that was unsuccessful.

A tactical team was then sent in and found Williams in the bathroom, according to court documents. Police then sent in a police dog, named Toby, to help apprehend Williams. Williams was bit by the dog and also hit and bit the dog on the head, according to the documents. The dog's current condition is not known.

Wiliams allegedly accused his son of hitting him several times and claimed the attack was self-defense, according to documents. Witnesses told police that Williams was allegedly in the RV and smoked meth earlier in the day.

He was booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault and animal cruelty on a work animal.

According to Arizona Department of Corrections records, Williams has been imprisoned five separate times, totally 17 years behind bars. He was most recently released in December 2014.