Sikeston man accused of beating brother with hammer
SIKESTON (AP) - A 70-year-old southeast Missouri man was jailed on a $25,000 bond after being accused of pummeling his brother on the head with a hammer.
The (Sikeston) Standard Democrat reported prosecutors in Scott County charged Jerry Savat of Sikeston with second-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.
Sheriff Rick Walter reported a deputy responding to a reported assault at Savat's home found Bruce Savat with a head injury and covered with blood.
Walter said Jerry Savat told the deputy he "lost it" during an argument and repeatedly hit his brother on the head with a hammer.
Online court records didn't show whether Savat had an attorney.