Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sibling Scuffle Leads to Arrest
A Putnam County man, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court, has been arrested after getting into a physical altercation with his brother. Authorities say the scuffle occurred early Monday morning on Highway 56 near Highway 70. Deputies were dispatched to a report of a man who had just been assaulted walking down Highway 70 about 3 am. That man told them that he had been in the car with his brother when they got into a verbal and then a physical confrontation. The victim says they stopped the car and fought in the road for a few minutes before his brother drove off, leaving him on foot. The brother, identified as Luke Fansler of Baxter, had warrants pending, so officials went to a home on Elm Street and arrested him. They also advised the victim of what process he needed to follow if he wanted to pursue assault charges. Fansler is one of more than a dozen people who were picked up in the past few days for failing to appear in court. Wednesday is one of the days set aside for General Sessions court officials to deal with those people.