Andrew Sutton

Andrew Sutton

LOGAN — A Hocking County resident was arrested Saturday after he reportedly tried to attack his sibling with two different types of weapons.

According to the incident report taken by the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Andrew Sutton, 31, approached his brother at his house while armed with a long knife and accused him of stealing some of his property. After a bit of arguing back and forth, his brother shut the door on Sutton and he proceeded to punch the front door glass, cutting his right hand.

Deputies arrived to find Sutton in the woods. Hocking County EMS transported him to Hocking Valley Community Hospital to treat wounds he suffered from hitting the window.

The report states that when Sutton arrived back home later that day, he again confronted his brother but this time he was armed with a sword and was swinging it at him. His brother fled around the residence and eventually struck Sutton in the face after he dropped the sword.

The two men’s mother drove Sutton away from the scene where deputies met up with them.

Sutton was arrested for felonious assault along with domestic violence and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Felonious assault is a second-degree felony punishable of up to eight years in prison with a $15,000 fine. Domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor is punishable by no more than 180 days in jail.

Sutton was arraigned Monday at the Hocking County Municipal Court and was given a $10,000 personal bond and a $75,000 cash or surety bond.

The stipulations of his bond includes he have no contact with his brother, maintain his current address and possess no drugs, alcohol, weapons or drug paraphernalia.

This incident was originally reported as a hostage situation but no hostages were involved.

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