A Florida man was arrested after allegedly dumping two glasses of water on his brother during a dispute over pie, and he could face up to 30 years in prison if he is found guilty.
Early in the evening on February 22, a 64-year-old man and his older brother were at their home in Lee County, Florida.
The older brother reportedly had been saving a piece of key lime pie in the refrigerator for a few days.
The man was relaxing in the living room, and he noticed his younger brother had eaten his pie. He became angry, and a verbal dispute ensued between them over the consumed sweet treat.
According to the arrest affidavit, the younger man retrieved a glass of water and poured the contents on his brother. He reportedly did so to “cool him down.” When the first glass was empty, the man allegedly filled a second glass and, again, dumped it on his brother.
The authorities were notified, and they were told that a domestic violence incident was taking place.
Officers with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office went to the residence.
The alleged victim did not have any visible injuries, but he reportedly told the police he got scared that the escalation of the argument could put his life in danger.
The younger brother was placed under arrest and booked into the Lee County Sheriff’s Office jail. He may be charged with one count of first-degree felony aggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older. He could face a sentence of up to 30 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000 if he is found guilty.
The minimum sentence for this charge is 3 years in prison.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a domestic violence crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.