Man and son stabbed, charged in Kettering aggravated burglary

Gregory Melvin Sr., left, and Gregory Melvin Jr.  MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL

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Gregory Melvin Sr., left, and Gregory Melvin Jr. MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL

A man and his son were charged in a burglary in Kettering where they both were stabbed, according to court documents.

Gregory R. Melvin Sr., 60, and Gregory Melvin Jr., 41, are both facing one count of aggravated burglary.

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Kettering police responded around 4:45 p.m. Sunday to the 3600 block of Elmira Drive after a caller said two men broke into his home and assaulted him, according to a court affidavit.

“The caller stated that he had stabbed each of the black males and one remained on scene,” the statement of facts read. “The second fled in a vehicle.”

When police arrived, they discovered Gregory Melvin Sr. injured at the scene.

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The caller and Gregory Melvin Sr. were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Gregory Melvin Jr. was identified as the other suspect and was taken into custody.

During an interview with police, Gregory Melvin Jr. reportedly said the caller let him and his father into his home and that Gregory Melvin Sr. got into a fight with the caller when his father tried to search the home for his cellphone.

“[The caller] then began stabbing Melvin Sr., at which time Melvin Jr. threw glass bottles at [the caller] and struck him in the head with a dartboard,” read court documents.

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Police found clothing, blood, glass bottles and a dartboard at the home.

An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Melvin Sr. He was taken into Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.

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