Sunday, August 17, 2008


Man threatens brother’s life for using ladder

‘A man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly threatened to kill his brother during an argument over a ladder.

Benjamin Brunson, 71, told police he was upset with his 60-year-old brother, Jesse, because Jesse used a ladder. Benjamin Brunson admitted he told his brother, “I will kill you,” to “get him scared of me, make him cool off,” a police report states.

When police arrived at the brothers’ home in the 800 block of North 10th Street shortly after 6:30 p.m., Jesse Brunson confirmed that the disagreement was about a ladder, according to the report. Jesse Brunson told police he feared that his older brother was capable of carrying out the threat.

While police were there, the two men kept arguing and officers felt that a fight was imminent, the report states.’

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