Sibling rivalry leads to assault and battery charges

Updated July 19, 2003 11:34 PM

Story last updated by The Daily Ardmoreite
at 11:34 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2000

TISHOMINGO -- City and county charges mounted quickly against a 41-year-old Madill man following his weekend arrest for attacking an older brother.

Ronnie King was officially charged with assault and battery, first degree burglary, reckless handling of a firearm, felony possession of a firearm, malicious injury to property and public intoxication. The suspect was jailed in lieu of a $25,000 bond ordered by Associate District Judge Robert Highsmith.

Charges stemmed from an incident where King allegedly broke into a motel room at Western Inn. He was later identified as a suspect in an incident at Russett earlier that evening.

Police Chief Wayne Solomon said King was arrested by officers Shannon Smith and Wayne Stanley after breaking into a motel room occupied by his 47-year-old brother, Johnny.

Reportedly, the younger King's girlfriend was in the room. Solomon said breaking into an occupied residence (the motel room) constitutes first-degree burglary.

King's legal problems mounted when authorities identified him as a suspect in an earlier altercation at Russett. Sheriff Jon Smith said a 911 call shortly before 8 p.m. Screaming and sounds of an altercation were overheard by the 911 dispatcher. A subsequent call provided sheriff's officers additional information. King's name and description were given Deputy Dean Russell.