WARNER ROBINS -- Two men who got into fight Sept. 19 that resulted in one being stabbed were arrested Friday.
Brandon Merion, 29, of Houston County, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during a crime, said Houston County sheriff’s Lt. Dave Carrick, who investigated the incident. Both charges are felonies.
Darious Lowe, 23, also of Houston County, who was stabbed once in the chest in the fight, was charged with battery and criminal trespassing, Carrick said. Both of his charges are misdemeanors.
Lowe was charged in the incident because he was told by those at Merion’s home on Bradford Drive near Byron not to come on the property, but he did anyway and confronted Merion, Carrick said.
Lowe told authorities he was stabbed in the chest with a pocket knife by Merion, the boyfriend of his sister. The two men fought in the kitchen of Merion’s home.
Lowe earlier had overheard his mother say Merion had allegedly punched his sister, and he went to his home to confront him, according to the sheriff’s incident report. When Lowe realized he’d been stabbed, he drove himself to the Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health. The hospital contacted authorities.
Meanwhile, Merion called 911 about the incident but left out the stabbing part, said Houston County sheriff’s Lt. Jon Holland.
Those who pulled the men apart during the fight did not see a knife, Holland said, and the knife was not recovered, Carrick said.
Lowe later was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, in Macon as a precaution for treatment of a deep puncture wound that did not come close to any vital organs, Holland said. Lowe was later released.
Both men were taken to the Houston County jail. Merion was being held without bond Friday, and Lowe was expected to be released on an own-recognizance bond, Carrick said.
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