PATRICK SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia state a man has been detained after dousing his brother together with kerosene and trying to set him on fire.
The Martinsville Bulletin reported Monday that Larry Darnell Tatum, 69, of Patrick Springs has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith stated Tatum was arrested late Friday night and jailed without bail after an altercation between him and brother Rickie Tatum, 64, at Larry Tatum’s home.
Authorities had received a 911 phone before responding to Tatum’s house. Authorities said that Larry Tatum supposedly poured kerosene on his brother”and made efforts to spark the kerosene.”
The investigation is continuing. It is uncertain if Tatum has hired an attorney.