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Man arrested after beating his brother with marijuana plants

By Mason White 1:30 PM June 10, 2014
Rodney Brown 

By: Devansh Dutt
A man was arrested on charges of assault after he allegedly beat his brother with marijuana plants, which they were growing at their home, police in Florida said.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that 31-year-old Rodney Brown, assaulted his 33-year-old brother Jackie Brown, in the face with several marijuana plants that were taken from the patio of his residence.

When officers responded to the scene after receiving a call about the assault, they searched the house and found 10 marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia. According to the initial police investigation, after an argument broke out, Brown uprooted several marijuana plants of different lengths and then used the hard parts to assault his brother.

The suspect was charged with domestic assault, marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. In January, a man of Jersey City, New Jersey, was stabbed several times by his brother after a fight broke out over a can of Pepsi.

Police arrived at the apartment of the brothers on Fremont Street at 10:46 p.m., and found one of the brothers, 50, with a laceration and lump on the left side of the head. He also suffered multiple small puncture wounds to the chest, neck and upper abdomen.

His brother, Michael Charles, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. Police said that the fight broke of over the last can of Pepsi.