Police: Stepfather duct taped boy, stabbed him with fork

by: Lee Stoll Updated:

EVERETT, Wash. - An Everett man accused of wrapping his stepson in duct tape and stabbing him with a fork was in jail on Tuesday.

Police said they found the 10-year-old boy outside an apartment on Grand Avenue Sunday afternoon with a bleeding leg.

Neighbors, who did not want to be identified, said they heard 31-year-old Steven Williams yelling at the child.

A woman next door opened her door and saw the victim limping toward her.

"I asked him if he was alright and he said yes, then he walked out into the street," she said.

Police said the boy told them Williams was "all drunk and everything" and had lost his temper and thrown a fork at him.

Officers said, however, that the boy had a puncture wound on his leg that was too deep to be caused by a thrown fork.

The boy told police Williams duct taped his head and eyes then left him on the floor for an hour.

The boy was crying so much the tape didn't stick to his face. He said he grabbed a pair of scissors and cut himself free.

"It's appalling and I wish I'd never heard anything about anything like this," said Rick Jordison. His daughter used to play outside with the victim.

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News checked Williams' criminal history and found multiple misdemeanor charges for assault, domestic violence and drugs.

Police said the boy's mother did not want him arrested.

According to court papers, Williams admitted to duct taping the boy but said he only "poked" him with a fork.

His bail is set at $90,000.