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Man accused of hitting brother in head with hammer

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SCOTT COUNTY, MO -

Sheriff's deputies say a man hit his brother in the head with a hammer Friday morning.

Scott County, Missouri, Sheriff Rick Walter says 70-year-old Jerry E. Savat of Sikeston is charged with second degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.

A deputy responded to Savat's home early Friday morning in regards to an assault in progress. When they arrived, Savat's brother had a head injury and his face and chest area were covered with blood. 

The sheriff's office says the man told a deputy he "lost it" in the argument and hit his brother in the head with a hammer multiple times.

Savat is in the Scott County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

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