Winston-Salem father accused of hitting son, 9, in head with hammer multiple times

Ramel Shaban Daye

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man is facing charges after an alleged assault on his 9-year-old son.

Ramel Shaban Daye, 33, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to a news release from the Winston-Salem Police Department.

At 2:34 p.m. Sunday, Winston-Salem police officers responded to the 1400 block of East Fourth Street after receiving a report of an assault involving a weapon.

An investigation revealed that Daye struck his 9-year-old son in the head with a hammer multiple times, the release said.

The 9-year-old child is in the hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Daye is being held under a $1 million bond.

No other details about the incident were released.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.