Sibling Rivalry Leads to Domestic Battery Arrest
SPRING HILL – It’s not uncommon for sibling squabbles to become physical, especially as children, but the moment they become adults the law steps in and the “unwanted touching” becomes criminal, under current domestic violence laws.
That’s exactly what happened Friday, when brothers Steven and Jason Reis began arguing at their family’s business on Chambord Street (George’s Appliance Center.)
According to officials, 36-year-old Steven Reis pushed his brother inside the store and then left the scene. Jason sustained a scratch to his stomach and a laceration on his middle finger during the altercation.
While deputies were investigating the incident, Steven returned and was placed under arrest for domestic battery.
Steven says his brother said hurtful things and that’s why he pushed him.
Reis is free on $2,500 bond and is to have no contact with his brother.
CORRECTION: According to George’s Appliance Center Owner, Gary Steiner, the defendant Steven George Reis is only an employee and does not have ownership in the business. George Reis Sr. is partners with Gary Steiner.
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