Update: Father stabbed trying to protect daughter in Newport News

Posted at 9:47 PM, Jan 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-24 18:58:43-05

Newport News, Va. – Police say an 18-year-old man has been charged after being accused of stabbing a 41-year-old father in the back during a dispute over his teen daughter Wednesday night near Belgrave and Maldin Lane.

Police arrested 18-year-old Taren Alexander of the 100 block of Beechwood Dr.  in Yorktown. He has now been charged with kidnap/abduction as well as aggravated assault and intimidation.

They say calls came in just before 7 p.m.

When police arrived on the scene, they say they found the victim suffering from a stab wound to his upper left back. He told police Burkett was harassing his 15-year-old daughter.

Police say the victim took out a protective order against Burkett but it had not been served yet.

Officials say the verbal argument turned physical and Burkett stabbed the father in the back after the victim allegedly pulled out a handgun and hit Burkett in the face.

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They say the injuries were not life-threatening.

Police say Burkett was not at the scene when they arrived. They say they found him in the back of a home in the 200 block of Exeter Road.

Police say inside of the car Burkett left behind were three passengers including two girls, 14, and the others 15-years-old, from Yorktown who were reportedly taken to Newport News against their will. There was a 17-year-old Newport News male who was also in the car who was a willing passenger police say.

Police are still investigating this case.