November 12, 2012

Man arrested for punching brother

Marathon – A Marathon man is in jail, charged with forcing his way into a home and punching his brother in a dispute over a woman

Deputies responded to reports of a fight on 95th Street in Marathon at 4 p.m. Sunday. On their way, they spotted 37 year old Francis Dyer walking away from the location of the altercation and they detained him for further investigation.

When they got to the house where the fight took place, they found Dyer’s brother with injuries to his face. A woman also on the scene said she used to live with Dyer but recently left him and started dating his brother. She also had bruises which she said were a result of the altercation with Dyer.

Both victims said Dyer forced his way into the house on 95th Street and started the fight, telling his brother he was going to kill him. The female victim said she picked up her phone and told Dyer she was going to call the police if he didn’t stop; he told her if she did he’d kill her so she put down the phone.

Both victims said Dyer then began throwing things around and broke a window. There was considerable damage done to the inside of the house.

Dyer was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief, assault and 2 counts of battery and he was taken to jail.

Once at the jail in a holding cell, he once again became violent. He began kicking and banging on the door of the cell. By the time officers got him under control, he’d done an estimated $2,000.00 damage to the door and locking mechanism. More charges are pending against him.

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