Tenants Harbor brothers charged in assault with stun gun
Tenants Harbor — Two brothers from Tenants Harbor were arraigned Jan. 31 in Knox County court after an incident the day before in which a woman was assaulted with an electronic weapon.
Gabriel Grover, 22, pleaded not guilty to charges that he used the electronic weapon and committed assault. His brother, Edward Grover, 24, did not enter a plea as he is being charged with a felony. He is being charged with domestic violence assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon (a machete), criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and obstructing a report of crime or injury.
The prosecutor explained the allegations in court. The incident started on the morning of Jan. 30, when a woman, who has been dating Edward Grover, wanted to go to the pharmacy for an inhaler. The brothers did not want to take her, leading to an argument, according to the prosecutor.
The woman attempted to contact police, but the men would not allow her to use her phone. Gabriel is charged with stunning her with a Taser-style weapon.
The brothers have told police they acted in self-defense, saying she had a machete.
The judge rejected the proposed $1,000 bail for Gabriel Grover as being too low given the man's extensive criminal history and said it should be set at $2,500.
Edward Grover's bail was set $1,000 cash due to him not having a prior criminal history.
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