A 29-year-old south Bronx man has been indicted for an alleged, horrific assault on his six-year-old quadriplegic and a 16-year-old girl, who he had held hostage inside his apartment.
The accused, Tyree Scott of 944 Rogers Place had allegedly stabbed the boy and also assaulted the teen girl before barricading them into his home as NYPD units responded on Tuesday, February 2, according to Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.
According to the DA’s office, Scott had been drinking and smoking marijuana with the girl inside of his apartment the night before at about 5:00 p.m., he then later did not allow the girl to leave and forced her to stay the night.
The following day, Scott again would not let her leave and punched her in the head several times, prompting the young victim to call 911.
He barricaded himself, the girl, and his son into the home as police arrived just before using a screwdriver to stab his child repeatedly, piercing the boy’s heart in the process.
Officers managed to barge in with enough time to arrest Scott and save the boy and teen girl’s lives before any more damage had been done – the six-year-old was rushed to Harlem Hospital where he underwent critical surgery and blood infusions.
He is still hospitalized, Clark said.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted for stabbing his six-year-old son and for assaulting a 16-year-old girl, and for keeping them hostage in his apartment.
He was arraigned on Wednesday for: attempted murder in the second degree, first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree assault and two-counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Scott’s bail was set at $500,000 cash-bond and he is due back in court on Monday, May 17.