Fight between local brothers ends in stabbing, arrest
Published 9:19 am Tuesday, November 18, 2014
An Elizabethton man was arrested Friday evening after police said he stabbed his brother during a fight between the two men at the home they share.
Officers of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department arrested Curtis Berry, 52, 1546 Broad St. Extension and charged him with aggravated assault under domestic violence.
According to police, officers responded to the home on Broad Street Extension around 8:20 p.m. Friday on a report of a fight between two brothers. The caller told 911 dispatchers one man had stabbed his brother and had fled the home on foot with the knife.
When officers arrived at the home, they found a man who had suffered several stab wounds. The man, who was identified as Tim Berry, was treated on scene by the Carter County Rescue Squad and then flown by Wings Air Rescue to the Johnson City Medical Center for further treatment, CCSD Sgt. Mike Carlock said. Further information on the severity of Tim Berry’s injuries or his current condition was unavailable, but Carlock said he is still being treated at the hospital.
“Witnesses reported that Tim and his brother, Curtis, were drinking together, which led to a fight in which Curtis stabbed his brother and fled the residence,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a released statement.
The Sheriff’s Department, along with assistance from the Elizabethton Police Department and Constables Harvey Shaffer and Mark Carrier, searched the area Friday evening and found Curtis Berry at a nearby home, where he was taken into custody.
Officers took Curtis Berry to the Carter County Detention Center, where he was later released. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court Dec. 9.