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Family brawl ends with two stabbed, one arrested

Posted November 3, 2011

— A family brawl at a Hoke County home ended with two men stabbed and a woman punched in the face, according to Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin.

Peterkin said the situation began Monday when a 78-year-old man stabbed a boyfriend of his 18-year-old granddaughter in the knee. The 18-year-old woman argued with her grandfather as he waved a knife around with young children inside the home at 1702 Balfour Road in Red Springs, the sheriff said.

Ricky Brooks, the woman's father and 78-year-old's son, came home and found out what had happened. Authorities said he yelled at the woman and hit her in the face at least twice.

The woman's brother, Jonathan Brooks, 21, joined the fight and stabbed his father in the torso with a pair of scissors, authorities said. He fled from the house and hid in nearby woods until detectives found him.

Jonathan Brooks confessed to stabbing his father and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injuries, Peterkin said. He was placed in the Hoke County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.

Investigators determined that the other assaults were misdemeanor offenses, Peterkin said, and the family members didn't want to press charges, so none were filed.

Hoke County Child Protective Services was assessing the situation for the wellbeing of the young children in the home.


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  • leaannepope Nov 3, 2011

    I guess it makes three of us. I had to reread it also to figure out who stabbed who. lol miyata & redwidow2009

  • slappywhite Nov 3, 2011

    vote obama 2012

  • aetius476 Nov 3, 2011

    "This is too funny and I bet my bottom dollar they sat down and had a good ole dinner and at the end of the night went to bed loving each other."

    Well, probably not too good of a dinner after having been stabbed in the torso with a pair of scissors!

    A redneck group hug if I ever saw one. good ole Hoke county, home of the prison.

  • mikeyj Nov 3, 2011

    My kid is twelve, there are two rules: Don't lie, Don't steal. Everything else he'll learn on his own and be responsible for his actions Umm recalll these words when your 13 YO caps a 16 Yo in a gang fight and they come to you for the retribution as he rots in a cell for a couple years.

  • 37 Nov 3, 2011

    Clearly they were discussing monetary policy and the merits of Greece staying in the EU.

  • gomob1981 Nov 3, 2011

    This is too funny and I bet my bottom dollar they sat down and had a good ole dinner and at the end of the night went to bed loving each other. Sometimes people become so critical when they view situations on face value. You want to remove some kids, go find some dressed ready to perform at the beauty pagent looking like their 20 but are only 10.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Nov 3, 2011

    I wonder who was in the wrong?

  • just my2cents Nov 3, 2011

    welcome to the Springer show.

  • Disabled Vet Nov 3, 2011

    I guess the family that fights together, gets locked up together.