According to officials, deputies were dispatched to Coalmont late Saturday evening in reference to a possible altercation and stabbing.
Upon arrival at the scene, deputies reported several subjects were apparently present when the altercation took place.
Officials stated the altercation allegedly started when a father stopped by a residence in Coalmont to visit with his 3-month-old son and the son's mother.
The homeowner informed the father of the child he was not welcome at the residence and a physical altercation ensued.
A short time later, according to officials, the homeowner walked inside the residence and informed the occupants he had been stabbed.
Officials stated those present reported finding several puncture wounds on the homeowner's abdomen and back areas.
The father of the child was identified as Charles Daniel Kent, 34, Linton.
According to the witnesses, Kent allegedly "banged" on the door and was denied entry by the homeowner, Bradley Rehmel.
Witnesses stated Kent and Rehmel began fighting in the yard of the residence and during the fight, Rehmel was stabbed several times.
Rehmel was initially transported to Sullivan County Hospital and immediately flown to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, where he was taken into surgery. Rehmel's condition was not known at press time.
Kent was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, where he was treated for a broken nose. He was treated, released and arrested and taken to the Clay County Justice Center where he was preliminarily charged with Batter with a Deadly Weapon, causing Serious Bodily Injury, Trespassing and Public Intoxication.
As of Sunday, Kent remained incarcerated on a $25,000 bond, with no 10 percent allowed.