Man allegedly cut in altercation; other man arrested


An alleged fight between two family members Thursday afternoon resulted in one of them receiving a minor injury and the arrest of the other.

Lawayne Brooks, 30, allegedly threw a knife that hit the man in the back, resulting in a wound to the lower back, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said during a court hearing Friday for Brooks. The wound was said to be “non-life threatening.”

Detective Roger Gray said in a probable cause affidavit that when Brooks was interviewed, he allegedly said that he threw the knife but that the other man had hit him in the eye first. Brooks told police the altercation was over a missing cell phone.

Pugh said Brooks had previously been convicted of aggravated assault and committing a terroristic act and was on probation stemming from a conviction for fourth-degree sexual assault in 2012.

At Pugh’s request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Brooks after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree battery.

Brooks was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Brooks.