A family gathering in Lauderdale County turned violent last night when a 20 year old man brought his girlfriend to his mother’s home. The mother of Brandon Hanley then asked her boyfriend to ask Brandon to send the Sulligent woman home. At that point, the two men argued, and Hanley  picked up a knife from a dresser and stabbed the older man in the cheek. Not satisfied, he again stabbed the unarmed man in the neck, before running from the home.

When deputies arrived at 9:30, they found Hanley hiding in the woods behind the Cloverdale Road home. He’s currently in the Lauderdale County Detention Center in lieu of 5K bail. The 46 year old boy friend’s injuries were non-life threatening. If convicted of Second Degree Assault, Hanley could face a 20 year prison sentence.



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