Mt. Orab man faces attempted murder charges in stabbing of younger brother


by Aaron Gibson, April 26, 2018

A Mt. Orab man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his younger brother in a drunken altercation on Wednesday evening, April 25.

Brown County Sheriff Gordon Ellis said deputies discovered a male with a knife wound at 3303 Carpenter Road in Pike Township following a domestic disturbance call placed at approximately 10:09 p.m. Wednesday.

The investigation revealed the suspect, 29-year-old Barton Gorham, allegedly made threats to kill his younger brother, 23-year-old Nicholas Gorham, before slashing and stabbing him in the lower back with a knife he retrieved from his bedroom.

Nicholas Gorham was transported by life squad to Mt. Orab Mercy Hospital, where he was treated and released. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

The suspect received a laceration to the palm and other injuries during the incident. He was transported to Mt. Orab Mercy Hospital and taken to jail after being treated.

According to court documents, the mother of the two brothers was also allegedly picked up and violently dropped to the ground by Gorham. She was not seriously injured.

Barton Gorham remains in the Brown County jail on preliminary charges of attempted murder, felonious assault and domestic violence. Bond is set at $50,000 cash, surety or property.

Ellis said the investigation is ongoing.

The case is expected to proceed to a grand jury for an indictment in the future.

Brown County Crime Reporter, April 26, 2018 01:06 PM EST

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