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He assaulted his blind brother at church — with a bowl of ice cream, Texas cops say

Raymond Lyndell Davis, 43, was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting his blind brother with a bowl of ice cream.
Raymond Lyndell Davis, 43, was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting his blind brother with a bowl of ice cream.

An argument between brothers after church Sunday led to a run-in with police in Wichita Falls, Texas for Raymond Lyndell Davis.

Police say he assaulted his brother, who is blind, with a bowl of ice cream.

Witnesses told police that Davis and his brother were arguing about something at about 1:15 p.m., just inside the door to Church of the Good News, according to Sgt. Harold McClure, a Wichita Falls Police Department spokesman.

“Apparently he hit him in the face with a foam bowl that had ice cream in it,” McClure told McClatchy. “The victim claimed his face was numb from being hit.”

KFDX reported a small cut formed on the victim’s nose as a result of the alleged dessert disaster.

According to jail records, Davis was still being held Tuesday in Wichita County Jail, after being charged with injury to a disabled person. That’s a third-degree felony carrying the possibility for heavier sentencing than the standard misdemeanor assault.

“Yeah, you can’t do that,” McClure said.

His bail is set at $1,500.

His brother’s blindness left him defenseless against the alleged ice cream attack because he couldn’t see it coming. That defenselessness is what led to the more serious charge.

This episode of the Cop Shop Podcast, our audio journey into Macon-area police report oddities, includes fight featuring potted meat, a safe thief and a shoplifted teddy bear. Narrated by The Telegraph's Joe Kovac Jr., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

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