Man assaults brother with bat

Published 4:43 pm Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A set of weights was the center of an argument that got physical between two Greenville brothers on Saturday afternoon.

GPD Lt. Justin Lovvorn said that Lamanda Rudolph, 23, of Greenville has been arrested for domestic violence and assault in the second degree, after he allegedly hit his younger brother, Jason, with a baseball bat.

“Two basically half brothers were arguing about property one of them owned,” Lovvorn said. “One of the brothers — the younger brother, Jason Rudolph — he was confronting the older brother, Lamanda Rudolph, about some weights he had borrowed or taken. They kind of got into an argument.”

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Lovvorn said Lamand threw the weights outside and ended up breaking some of them.

“They had an argument over that,” he said. “The older brother got a baseball bat by the porch and ended up striking Jason Rudolph at least two times, once in the side and once in the back.”

Lovvorn said officers were called to the Washington Street residence, where they pulled up right when the fighting started.

“The officers were able to break it up right after (Jason) got hit with the bat,” he said. “They went ahead and placed Lamanda in custody.”

Lovvorn said paramedics checked over Jason and because his vitals were a bit low, decided that he needed to be air lifted to Baptist South Medical Center in Montgomery.

“He went up there and later that day at the hospital, they didn’t find any life threatening injuries,” Lovvorn said.

Lovvorn said Jason will be released from the hospital by Sunday.

According to the Butler County Correctional Facility, Lamanda posted a $11,000 bond.

With the holidays in full swing, Lovvorn urged people to be cautious about their actions.

“Not only people in general, but family members let their tempers get out of hand sometimes,” he said. “It doesn’t take much to escalate into a serious crime. No one comes out ahead. We just want to make sure people don’t make that same kind of mistake; let it flair up so much that people can’t come back from it.”