Brothers' brawl leads to charges

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CHINA GROVE — A verbal brawl between brothers turned violent Friday.
Rowan County Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford said Randy Lee Troutman, 44, of 3685 Daugherty Road, punched his brother, Dennis Troutman, 50, of 8570 Daugherty Road, after getting into a fight at their parents’ house at 3530 Daugherty Road.
According to the report, Randy punched Dennis as he was trying to drive away in his 2005 Nissan Frontier. Sifford said Randy Troutman then reached through the window and grabbed the steering wheel, causing the truck to drive onto an elevated spot, flip over and come to rest on its roof.
After the incident Randy Troutman left on a motorcycle.
Randy Troutman later turned himself in to police. He has been charged with simple assault and assault with a deadly weapon.