By Associated Press - Sunday, July 5, 2015

BENTON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities allege that a 70-year-old southeast Missouri injured his brother in a hammer attack.

The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that the suspect was arrested and is jailed in Scott County on $25,000 bond.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says a deputy responded Friday to the suspect’s Sikeston-area residence.

Walter said in a news release that the man’s brother told the deputy that his brother struck him in the head with a hammer during an argument. The brother had a head injury, and his face and chest area were covered with blood.

Walter says the suspect told the deputy he “lost it” during an argument.


Information from: Standard Democrat,

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