July 23, 2016

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Boy, 13, held in brother’s stabbing

BRUNSWICK — An argument over household chores turned violent Monday afternoon when a 13-year-old boy reportedly stabbed his older brother in the head.

Adam Hoce, 13, was arguing with his mother, Melissa Wilson, at their 3957 Miller Drive home Monday, Police Chief Carl DeForest said Tuesday.

When Adam allegedly attempted to assault his mother, his brother Joshua Hoce, 16, stepped in, DeForest said.

“A physical altercation ensued between Adam and Joshua,” DeForest said, reading from a police report. “Joshua was stabbed in the head with a letter opener by Adam after the physical altercation.”

The Brunswick rescue squad responded and transported Joshua to Willetts Middle School. LifeFlight picked up Joshua at the school and transported him to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, DeForest said.

Joshua was listed in serious condition Tuesday afternoon, a MetroHealth spokeswoman said.

Adam was taken to the Brunswick police station, processed and transported to the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of domestic violence stemming from the altercation with his mother, DeForest said.

Adam was being held at the detention center Tuesday, DeForest added.

The chief said additional charges related to Joshua’s stabbing most likely will be filed against Adam, but their severity will depend on the effects of Joshua’s injuries, which have yet to be determined.

Adam and Joshua attend Brunswick schools.

Superintendent James Hayas said Adam’s and Joshua’s respective building principals were notified of the incident Tuesday.

Hayas said the district is waiting to respond to the incident until more information is available.