PRINCETON — A man charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery in connection with an incident that injured a child appeared in Gibson County Superior Court Thursday morning for a progress hearing.

Antuan McGhee, 23, appeared via video from the Gibson County Jail, represented by court-appointed attorney Daniel Moon. Moon told Judge Robert Krieg he needs about 45 to 60 days to review evidence requested from the prosecution.

The next hearing is set at 9 a.m. July 25 in Gibson County Superior Court.

McGhee's charges stem from a May 6 911 call to Gibson County Central Dispatch regarding a woman and child screaming in the 600 block of East Broadway Street in Princeton.

According to Princeton Police Department Capt. Mike Hurt's affidavit showing probable cause for the felony charges against McGhee, police arrived at the scene and saw Megan Robb, 32, Princeton, holding her two-year-old child.

Detective Travis Lashbrook and Princeton Police Chief Derek McGraw interviewed Robb, who told them, according to the affidavit, that McGhee sat down beside her and her daughter on a couch, moved the child's head back and tried to cut the child's neck with a kitchen steak knife.

According to the affidavit, Robb told police she covered her child and McGhee kept stabbing both of them until the knife broke. Robb told police McGhee went to get another knife and she fled with her child.

Hurt reported in his affidavit that he interviewed McGhee, who said he dropped the child on the knife one time, but denied stabbing anyone.

McGhee remains in custody at the Gibson County Jail with no bond set.

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