Brothers’ brawl results in aggravated assault charges

Two brothers reportedly got in an argument that became dangerous when one of them pulled out a knife.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- On July 14, at about 6:18 p.m., LPD reported being called to west Benton street on the report of an assault.

Once they arrived, officers said they spoke to a 36-year-old male victim, who explained that his brother, 39-year-old Jessie E. Luginbill, had assaulted him after an argument.

The victim reportedly told police that the argument originally started because the victim and his mother had been arguing because he had taken her car for a longer time than they had agreed to, and then Luginbill came into the argument and the brothers began arguing with one another.

LPD reports the victim said that things began to escalate from there, with Luginbill grabbing an approximately 10-12 inch long knife and attempting to stab the victim multiple times, and threatening to kill him.

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According to officers, the victim suffered several non-life-threatening lacerations to both of his hands before he was able to wrestle the knife away from his brother. But before he could get away, the victim reportedly told officers that Luginbill grabbed a bat and hit the victim over the head multiple times, which caused an observable swelling on the back of the victim’s head.

Before officers say they could get to the scene, Luginbill had left the residence but was later found by an officer through a traffic stop near 2nd and “O” streets at about 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

Through evidence and interviews, officers arrested Luginbill for 2nd Degree Assault, Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony, and Terroristic Threats.

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