POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 21-year-old Powhatan man is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed in the head on Sunday.
“He kept screaming and I turned and I looked and I could tell he was in trouble and in pain,” says the victim’s father, Norris Goode Sr.
He explains his son, Norris Goode Jr., was fishing with a friend at a neighbor’s pond just across the road from the family’s home.
As they were about to leave, two men allegedly confronted them about fishing on the property. Then, according to investigators with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the pair attacked Goode and stabbed him in the arm and then the head.
According to Goode’s mother, Rebecca Parker, the five-inch knife blade broke off in her son’s brain. Doctors had to operate to remove it.
“Another quarter of an inch further into his brain and he would have died,” she said. “It is a miracle that he is still here.”
24-year-old Jesse Ray Moore and 21-year-old Jacob Moore are now in jail without bond charged with aggravated malicious wounding.
According to Goode’s parents, the men had just recently rented a home on the same property as the pond. So they may not have realized their son had permission to fish there.
Even so, they can’t understand why the confrontation became so violent it could have killed their son.
“I do pray that there is some remorse and regret for the things that they’ve done that have altered our lives and altered our son’s life forever,” says Rebecca Parker.
She adds that her son is making a miraculous recovery in the hospital.