An argument between a man and his father led up to a South Salt Lake stabbing

(Courtesy Salt Lake County jail) Warren Richard Phelps

A man called South Salt Lake police on Monday night to report that he had just stabbed his father in the heart.

Police arrived and found the man’s father, 65-year-old Richard Phelps, dead in an apartment he shared with his son near 2700 South and 300 East.

Officers arrested the son, 38-year-old Warren Richard Phelps, who told police that he had stabbed his father with a knife, according to arrest documents.

An argument — which involved a television — led up to the stabbing, according to a news release from South Salt Lake police. Spokesman Gary Keller declined to expound on the specifics of the argument.

Warren Richard Phelps was booked into Salt Lake County jail without bail on suspicion of first-degree felony murder.