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Perrigan charged with stabbing his brother over insult to mother
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A man who stabbed his brother for reportedly disrespecting his mother has been bound to the grand jury on felony assault charges.The alleged stabber, Joseph Michael Perrigan, 21, was bound to the grand jury by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on the charge of aggravated domestic assault. He could face three to six years in prison if convicted. In addition to being bound, Perrigan had his probation violated and is now serving the remainder of his prior sentence.His felony charges come after Perrigan became upset at his brother.“He stabbed his brother with a large knife on the left side just under the rib cage,” said McMinnville Police Lt. Mark Mara of the injury that sent the victim to the hospital.Perrigan was reportedly in a rage when police arrived at the scene on Kirby Street.“He was asking city police to shoot him,” Mara recalled, noting lawmen were able to take him into custody without having to fire a shot.It was after being subdued Perrigan told police what was behind the stabbing.“He admitted stabbing his brother due to the way his brother was treating his mother,” Mara said.