VCSO: Port Orange man arrested on 2 counts of attempted murder after stabbing his parents during Thanksgiving after mom shushes him

Port Orange man stabs his parents at Thanksgiving / Headline SurferPort Orange souble stabbing locale / Headline Surfer Photo for Headline Surfer / Edwin Daugherty, 34, shown above, has been booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail where he is being held without bail on two counts of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his parents at Thanksgiving in their Costa Del Sol Drive home. Both parents were clinging to life at Halifax Health Hospital in Daytona Beach.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Apparently his mother shushing him at the dinner table, sent a 34-year-old Port Orange man into a frenzy at his elderly parents' home as they were about to have Thanksgiving together, resulting in a vicious knife attack on both of them.

As a result of the bloody rampage, Edwin N. Daugherty , is being held without bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on two counts of attempted murder this evening after he stabbed both of his parents in a Thanksgiving Day fight.

Deputies found Daugherty walking down the street when they responded to the 1:22 p.m. 9-1-1 call at 2336 Costa Del Sol Drive.

The father, Thomas J. Daugherty, 76, was rushed to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where he was later listed in serious-to-critical condition. The mother, Patsy Daugherty, 72, was listed in serious condition at the same hospital.

"Deputies believe Edwin became irate during an argument with his mother, and the argument became physical," Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant told Headline Surfer. "Edwin placed her in a headlock, then placed his father in a headlock when he tried to intervene. After pushing his father to the ground, Edwin grabbed a steak knife with an approximately 4-inch blade and stabbed Thomas multiple times in the chest. When Patsy moved in to help her husband, Edwin stabbed her as well." 

Asked if he could put the argument into perspective as to what may have set him off, Gant, replied, "I'm told his mom shushed him, which set off an argument that turned physical and ended with the stabbings."

"Deputies believe Edwin became irate during an argument with his mother, and the argument became physical," Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant told Headline Surfer. "Edwin placed her in a headlock, then placed his father in a headlock when he tried to intervene. After pushing his father to the ground, Edwin grabbed a steak knife with an approximately 4-inch blade and stabbed Thomas multiple times in the chest. When Patsy moved in to help her husband, Edwin stabbed her as well." 

Asked if he could put the argument into perspective as to what may have set him off, Gant, replied, "I'm told his mom shushed him, which set off an argument that turned physical and ended with the stabbings."

Witnesses who were sitting at the dinner table next to the kitchen told deputies they saw Edwin stab his parents before leaving the residence.

Deputies recovered the knife in some bushes about a block away from the house, Gant said.

Edwin Daugherty was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he was to be held without bond.

A review of online court records by Heradline Surfer show Edwin Daugherty  was previoyusly Baker Acted - involuntarily committed for at least 36 hours in the psychiatric ward at Halifax Health Hospital, but no other information was availbe in that incident. He also was peviously charged wik battery on an elderly person, but the charge was dropped and no other information was available.

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