Ga. brother jailed after fight over dirty dishes

WINDER, Ga. -- A 60-year-old Barrow County man remained in the jail Thursday, 10 days after he was charged with choking his brother during a fight over who should wash the dishes.

Samuel Ted Sutton was charged with aggravated assault and battery Nov. 27 after a Barrow County Sheriff’s deputy responded about 1:30 p.m. to the Winder home they share with their elderly mother.

Sutton, who was standing outside with a bloody lip, told the deputy he fought with his 57-year-old brother over washing the dishes. The younger brother, who was bleeding from the top of his head, said the older brother never cleans up after himself. When he asked his brother to wash the dirty dishes, they started arguing, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The younger brother said he feared for his life because Sutton put him in a choke hold and squeezed so hard he lost consciousness, according to the report.

The mother of the two men was in the home, but told the deputy she didn’t hear or see anything because she was in the bathroom drawing a bath.

Sutton’s bond is set at $18,000.

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