Independence Township man accused of trying to kill father with 2-pound metal hammer

Sheriff's Deputies say 19-year-old tried to kill father while he was sleeping at home on N. Ridge Trail

Published On: Jan 30 2013 12:26:36 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 01 2013 06:27:18 PM EST
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

A 19-year-old Independence Township man is accused of trying to kill his father with a 2-pound metal hammer on Thursday at their home in the 5200 block of N. Ridge Trail.

Tyler Colby is charged with assault with intent to murder after Oakland County Sheriff's Deputies said he attacked his father, who suffered broken bones in his arm and hand and a skull fracture. Colby's father told deputies he was sleeping at the time of the attack.

Deputies arrested Colby at the home. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for a drug overdose.

The weapon is a mallet-style hammer, the Sheriff's Office says.

The victim was recovering in guarded condition at St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac.

Colby is being held at the Oakland County Jail without bond. He is not allowed to have contact with immediate family.