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Valley man faces kidnapping, assault charges

VALLEY, AL (WTVM) – A Valley man is facing serious charges after police say he held a knife to a teen's throat and threatened to kill him. The victim's brother fought off the suspect and helped his brother get to safety, but was stabbed in the process.    

Early Tuesday morning, police say 31-year-old Michael Dooley entered a home on Peterson Street in Valley and became enraged with the older boy and his younger brother, who were home alone.

Police say the boys' mother and her boyfriend were at work, when Dooley, the boyfriend's brother confronted the two boys. 

"They were trying to get him to leave, and he became enraged grabbed a kitchen knife and held it to the throat of the 11-year-old boy and threatened to kill him," says Major Mike Reynolds with the Valley Police Department.

"The 14-year-old tried to get him off his brother and that is when Dooly turned on him and started beating him with his fists. The 11 year old was able to escape and the 14-year-old turned to follow suit and Dooly stabbed him with a knife in the upper body." 

Investigators say the boys ran for help at a neighbor's house. 

When police arrived, Dooley was talked out of the house by police then arrested.  He faces kidnapping charges because he held the boys against their will and assault charges for the stabbing.

Police say the oldest boy is expected to recover from the stab wound at a nearby hospital.

Major Reynolds tells News Leader 9 case workers with the Department of Human Resources have been called in to monitor the family and make sure the boys are okay in their home environment. 

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