An argument between two local police officers-over spilled milk on a couch in the Belpre townhouse the twin brothers share-resulted in a pair of incident reports by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The incident occurred Thursday at the tri-level townhouse of Garry Freed, 36, of 2 Bay Point Drive, Belpre.
According to Garry's statement, his brother Larry was angry that Garry's children had left milk and cookie stains on Larry's couch.
Larry Freed, 36, rents a room from his brother, Garry, according to Garry Freed's statement to the Belpre Police Department.
Garry is an officer with that department, while Larry is a part-time officer with the New Matamoras Police Department.
Their argument escalated and a fight ensued.
According to the incident report, Garry had a bruise on the right side of his face and his top and bottom lips were swollen and cut on the inside, after reportedly being hit in the face several times by Larry.
In the incident report Larry was observed to have a red mark on the left side of his jaw that he claimed was the result of Garry trying to get his arm around Larry's neck.
Neither brother required medical attention, according to the reports.
No alcohol or drug use was suspected.
"Disorderly conduct-fighting" was the offense listed on each of the incident reports filed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office for Garry R. Freed and Larry B. Freed.
"The reports were sent to the city solicitor. They will send (Garry and Larry Freed) a letter summoning them into court," said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is the investigating agency for the incident, although the Belpre Police initially responded, Mincks reported.