The son involved in an bloody argument with his mother and father in Liberty Township early Thursday is in custody at the Butler County Jail.
Matthew Grove, 23, was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence after an argument in which all three family members were stabbed. Grove was transported to West Chester Hospital Thursday, but taken to jail after he was released Friday, officials at the jail confirmed.
His father, Richard Grove, 64, was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Thursday after the incident. He was in stable condition Thursday, and hospital officials also did not immediately respond for inquiries about his condition Friday evening.
The mother, Sharon Grove, 58, was also stabbed. She was charged with domestic violence and arraigned Thursday morning.
All are expected to recover, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
“A domestic violence situation can turn at any moment,” Sgt. Rob Whitlock said Thursday.
The scene inside the two-story white house with a long, wrap-around front porch was bloody when authorities were called just after 5 a.m.
Sheriff’s investigators said they are still trying to figure out what sparked the domestic dispute.
One knife was used in the attack, and no one else was in the home at the time, Whitlock said.
Two 911 calls were placed from the home to Butler County emergency dispatchers.
One was an open-ended call that went on for more than 5 minutes as people inside the home yelled in the background while a dispatcher frantically tried to find out what was going on.
“You’re killing your father! Stop!” Sharon Grove can be heard yelling.
A man yelled: “You pushed me! You pushed me!”
Then, minutes later, Sharon Grove called 911 for ambulances.
“Please hurry my husband’s dying,” she told a dispatcher.
“Has he been shot or stabbed?” the dispatcher asked.
“Stabbed,” she answered. “I’ve been stabbed. My son’s been stabbed. There’s blood everywhere, please hurry.”
The dispatcher tried to ask the woman more questions, but she kept trying to get off the phone.
“I gotta go help my husband,” she said. “He’s bleeding everywhere.”
The dispatcher kept asking her questions, but she wouldn’t answer. Instead, she told her to “send enough ambulances for three people.”
“Do not disconnect the phone,” the dispatcher ordered her, but she hung up anyway.
The sheriff’s office has had a history of runs to the house, and Matthew Grove was just charged last month with stealing from his father, Whitlock said.
Authorities have responded to the home 15 times since January 2003 for everything from domestic disputes to theft. On Sept. 12, Matthew Grove was charged with theft and criminal damaging.