A Montgomery Township man is facing charges of misdemeanor simple assault and summary charges of harassment and disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting after he allegedly attacked and injured his brother with a paintball gun and a piece of wood, police said.
Earl Anthony Grant Jr., 21, is free on $15,000 unsecured bail and has a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 14 before District Judge Andrea Duffy, per court records.
Police said officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at 3:02 p.m. Aug. 18 on the 100 block of Sunrise Drive.
Upon arrival, the alleged victim told police Grant Jr. had been allegedly shooting a paintball gun at him from the back window of their home while he stood on the deck, according to the affidavit.
Grant Jr. allegedly told his brother he was going to shoot him with paintballs, then fired paintballs, which struck the deck near the alleged victim’s feet, police said.
Grant Jr. then left the house in his brother’s car, and returned a short time later, per the affidavit. When the alleged victim went to get his keys from his brother, Grant Jr. fled out of the house, with the alleged victim in chase, police said.
During the chase, Grant Jr. allegedly picked up and threw a piece of wooden deck railing at his brother, police said.
The wood had a nail protruding from it, which struck the alleged victim in his right leg, lacerating him between the knee and hip, police said. Police said the injury on the alleged victim was consistent with this action.
Grant Jr. then allegedly admitted to police that he attacked the alleged victim with paintballs, as well as throwing the wood at him, police said.