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Gregg Co. man stabs father multiple times, killing him

Anthony Phelan. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail. Anthony Phelan. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail.
Arrest Affidavit for Anthony Phelan. Arrest Affidavit for Anthony Phelan.

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Gregg County man has been arrested for the stabbing death of his father.

Shortly after 1:30 am, Gregg County deputies responded to an assault on Lake Cherokee in Gregg County.

When deputies arrived on the scene they were advised that 30-year-old, Anthony Cort Phelan had stabbed his father, 64-year-old Johnny Phelan multiple times with an unknown object while he was asleep. According to the arrest affidavit, the younger Phelan was considered a mental subject.

Anthony Phelan took off running from the scene, but was apprehended by deputies a short time later on Happy Hollow off of Hwy 149.

Johnny Phelan was transported to a Longview hospital, where he was pronounced dead from multiple stab wounds at 2:30 am.

Anthony Phelan's bond has been set at $500,000.

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