Man accused of stabbing older man who told him he was disrespecting his mother



A grand jury indicted a Dayton man Monday accused of stabbing another man after they got into a fight about the suspect being disrespectful to his mother.

Deomontay Hawes, 31, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for two counts of felonious assault.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

The charges stem from early May 11, when 11 officers were dispatched to a reported stabbing in the 2600 block of Riverside Drive in Dayton.

According to Dayton Police Lt. Steven Bauer, officers found a 47-year-old man with multiple stab wounds, who was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in non-life-threatening condition.

Hawes was taken to a different hospital with a cut on his hand, Bauer said. He was treated and then booked into the Montgomery County Jail.

According to an affidavit from the Dayton Municipal Court, the stabbing started as an argument between Hawes and his mother at the older man’s apartment.

The older man said that Hawes was being disrespectful to his mother, so he got upset. Hawes reportedly said he was arguing with his mother and the older man took it the wrong way, the affidavit said.

The older man said Hawes pulled out a knife and threatened him, leading to a fight before Hawes and his mother left.

According to court documents, the older man suffered a deep cut on his chest and left forearm.

Hawes told police that he cut his finger when a knife in a holster on his hip fell off during the fight and he tried to pick it up.

Hawes remains held in the Montgomery County Jail.