An argument between two brothers ended with one of them going to jail for allegedly hammering the other.
Police arrested Larry Gene Ray, 52, of Paragould, on a charge of one count of second-degree domestic battery, a Class C felony. According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Lt. Rhonda Thomas of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, the arrest took place Feb. 11 after police had responded to a reported domestic disturbance.
According to the affidavit, officers made contact with the victim who told them he and his brother had been fighting, and that Ray had come at him with a hammer. The victim further told officers he’d tried to protect himself by holding up a chair, but that Ray had nonetheless managed to hit him on the head. A witness at the scene gave essentially the same account of events as the victim, according to Thomas’ affidavit.
In addition, the victim reportedly had a cut on the back of his head about one inch long, as well as a large knot. Officers also located a bloody hammer at the scene.
Ray remains in the Greene County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash-only bond.