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Family brawl ends with 12-inch knife to the stomach

by: Courtesy photo Brandon Brown

A 22-year-old Seaside man faces an assault charge after police believe he plunged a 12-inch kitchen knife into the belly of his mother's boyfriend during a 'wild family brawl' in Deer Island.

It took some work for officers to unravel the rapid series of events that occurred last week at the trailer home of stabbing victim Theodore McIntyre, 46.

Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson said around 4:20 p.m. on Oct. 4 McIntyre and 43-year-old Margaret Fournier were having a verbal and physical fight when Brandon Brown, Fournier's son, stepped in the middle to defend his mother.

McIntyre then reportedly picked up a nearby PVC pipe and began swinging it at Brown. In response, Brown reportedly grabbed a long knife and stuck it into McIntyre's gut. He was later taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with critical injuries.

Before police responded, McIntyre's sister Dawn Teves, 50, - who lives down the street - arrived and began allegedly waving a handgun wildly at Brown.

'It all happened pretty quick,' Dickerson said. 'The whole situation was out of control.'

Teves was arrested on a menacing charge. Fournier was also arrested that day on an outstanding warrant for possessing a controlled substance.

McIntyre was arrested in 2006 for assaulting a woman. His current health status is unknown.