Lehigh twins arrested for battery on each other

Posted: 11:36 AM, Feb 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-26 13:13:02Z

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Deputies arrested a pair of twins Monday after a series of physical altercations that reportedly involved a weed-eater and a fishing pole.

22-year-olds Matthew Summerall and Michael Summerall were both charged with Battery after the altercations.  Michael also faces a charge of probation violation.

According to a Lee County Sheriff's Office report, the brothers had been verbally arguing for several days over Matthew and his girlfriend moving out of their residence.

Michael claims his brother threatened him and then hit him in the arm with a weed-eater.  Michael says he ran away but his brother chased him with a rake then jumped on him and punched him.

Michael's fiance told deputies that Matthew hit Michael with a tree branch then began punching him.

However, several friends told deputies that they saw Michael pick up the weed-eater and chase Matthew with it, then dropped it and picked up a fishing pole and hit Matthew with it.  

Deputies arrested both men without incident and transfered them to the Lee County Jail.

UPDATE: Twin brothers involved in brawl speak out