A Magoffin Co man was arrested Thursday after being on the run for nearly a week following accusations he assaulted his stepfather and then stole the family’s car.
According to the Magoffin Co. Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on Friday, October 6 following a verbal argument at a residence in Salyersville.
Deputies said Jonathan H. Garland, 32 years old, of Salyersville, and his stepfather (name not released) got into an argument and Garland allegedly pulled out a knife and allegedly stabbing and hitting his stepdad in the head, as well as allegedly punching the man multiple times.
Deputies also said when Garland left the residence, he stole the vehicle parked at the house and fled the scene.
Family members found the vehicle abandoned on Big Caney Road on Monday.
According to reports Garland also allegedly threatened to burn down another family member’s home.
Deputies had been actively searching for Garland since the incident occurred and made the arrest Thursday evening around 7 PM.
Garland has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and second-degree assault and has been lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
The man Garland allegedly assaulted was taken to an area Hospital for his injuries and is recovering.