Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Brothers' Fistfight Leads To Charges

Domestic assault charges are pending against one of two brothers who got into a fistfight in the parking lot of Jere Whitson Elementary School Monday night. Cookeville police say 37-year-old Stephen E. Allen of Highland Avenue allegedly followed his brother's vehicle to the school parking lot and the two began fighting at some point after that. They had reportedly been at the school because one of them is a coach for a private basketball league that uses the school gymnasium. According to police reports, the Allen brothers admitted to having family issues which had been building for awhile. Both brothers were treated at the scene by paramedics, but neither required hospitalization. Stephen Allen will be in court on the charge later this month.