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Man Must Pay Compensation For Hitting Brother With Fan

By FARRAH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

fjohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN who hit his brother with an iron fan during an argument was ordered to compensate his sibling for the injuries he caused.

Police said Gary Smith threatened to kill his brother before striking him on the right side of his face with the household appliance on January 18.

He pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly instrument and threats of death when he appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.

The prosecution said when Smith and his brother got into a disagreement that morning, Smith punched him, threatened to kill him and his children and struck him in the face with an iron fan. After the complainant reported the matter, Smith was arrested. In an interview with police at the Grove Police Station, he admitted hitting and threatening his brother on the day in question, but denied using an object to do so.

Yesterday, Smith, who works at a car wash, was ordered to compensate his brother $250 for his injuries. He was also bound over to keep the peace for one year. If he fails to do so, he could risk spending nine months in prison.

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