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Brothers, adult son charged in WVC brawl over laptop

Brothers, adult son charged in WVC brawl over laptop

By Amy Joi O'Donoghue | Posted - Sep. 4, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY — A pair of brothers and one of their adult sons were charged Friday in connection with a West Valley City donnybrook arising from a festering neighborhood dispute over a laptop.

Gary V. Cross Sr., 54, his brother, Lamar D. Cross, 52, and Gary V. Cross Jr., 20, had a first-degree felony count of aggravated burglary, first-degree felony aggravated assault and class A misdemeanor criminal charges filed against them in 3rd District Court.

West Valley City police say the trio burst into a neighbor's apartment Aug. 28, with one of them armed with a knife and one armed with a bat.

The victim's girlfriend became so frightened she broke out the living room window screen and jumped out to call police.

According to the charges filed, the victim said he was struck with the bat between 15 and 20 times and kicked in the face at least three times. He suffered a broken bone near his eye.

During the brawl, the glass table was broken, resulting in the criminal mischief charge.

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Amy Joi O'Donoghue

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