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Travis Tyler, via JPSO

A 23-year-old man stabbed both of his parents at their home in Metairie after his mother told him to quiet down early Friday, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies arrested Travis Tyler after a short car chase, and his parents were taken to a hospital, Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jason Rivarde said.

The agency learned of the situation about 3:40 a.m., when someone called 911 to report that a neighbor in the 4600 block of Wilson Drive had been stabbed.

Deputies found a 62-year-old woman and 59-year-old man at the home had been cut multiple times, Rivarde said. They said their son, Tyler, had attacked them and taken their car.

Rivarde said deputies spotted Tyler driving the car in the area within about a half-hour. He took off when deputies tried to stop him but was captured after a brief pursuit.

Rivarde said Tyler confessed to attacking his mother during an argument that erupted after she told him she wanted him to be quiet. The son said his mother ran into her bedroom and woke up her husband, who was then attacked as well. 

The Sheriff's Office didn't identify the victims. But William Tyler, who described himself as a relative, confirmed when asked if the victims were Glenda Collins and Tim Tyler. He said he understood both were in stable condition. He declined to comment further.  

Travis Tyler is facing counts that include attempted murder, aggravated flight from police, resisting arrest and battery on an officer, Rivarde said. His bail had not been set as of Friday afternoon. 

He was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by 1st Parish Court of Jefferson after he missed a hearing there in February.

In that case, which is unresolved, Tyler is charged with disturbing the peace by public intoxication, battery on a deputy and resisting another deputy during an incident Sept. 9 at a bar and grill on West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie. 

He was also wanted on another warrant accusing him of failing to appear in 1st Parish Court for a probation hearing last month after previously pleading guilty to a 2016 drunk-driving charge, records show. 


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