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Woman charged with beating brother over potato salad

Posted May 27, 2010

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— A Littleton woman is accused of beating up her brother during a family argument over day-old potato salad and steaks, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

Maj. Bruce Temple said investigators believe that Brightstar Putney Mills, 45, assaulted her brother while he was being held down by Donnell Bryant Sr., 46, of Littleton.

The victim was beaten unconscious and suffered a fractured eye socket and a severe cut above the eye, Temple said. He was brought to Halifax Regional Medical Center, then transferred to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Mills, 45, was charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon. She was placed in the Halifax County jail under a $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court June 30.

Bryant faces charges of assault inflicting serious bodily injury and felonious restraint. He remains at large.

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  • luvsherfatboy May 28, 2010

    if you know this lady you would know that this is not a "food" fight. Don't judge her if you don't know the whole story. Her brother may have been the one on drugs or drunk

  • Adelinthe May 27, 2010

    Whatta family, huh.

    Thank God it wasn't over baked beans.

    God bless.

    RB

  • lovableplayette07 May 27, 2010

    Haha!! That's Littleton for you!! LA

  • odell May 27, 2010

    It's really sad,
    when potato salad goes bad.

  • rhowerton May 27, 2010

    I THINK IF ANYBODY HAS POTATO SALAD WATCH IT BECAUSE WHO IS NEXT.

  • rhowerton May 27, 2010

    I CAN'T BELEVIE WHAT STUPID PEOPLE DO LIKE THIS. I THINK YOU SHOULD SET AND THINK, I MAY HAD KILLED HIM. WHAT KIND OF DRUGS OR ALCHOL WAS SHE ON. SHE NEED'S TO BE BEHIND BAR'S FOR ALONG TIME.WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO? WAKE UP POTATO SALAD CAN BE MADE ANYTIME.

  • EricaSliver May 27, 2010

    haha @ OpenM1nd...this is EXACTLY something Madea would do!!! :-)

  • OpenM1nd May 27, 2010

    Why does this remind me of a "Madea" episode? Maybe they don't have family reunions because that would violate parole and/or restraining orders! ;-)

  • Fisherwoman May 27, 2010

    Well I guess I'll be throwing out my day old potato salad. It sure was good but not worth all that :)

  • GWALLY May 27, 2010

    Ron White, They call me..."tater salad"!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7WLfY2455o

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