Family Feud Sends Man To Hospital

Neighbors say it's common to hear brothers Derek and Ronnie Jervis fuss and fight but police say what they found early Monday morning was a first.

“That's a first for my career, in 10 years, that anyone's ever been shot with a bow and arrow,” said Det. Tommy Johnston with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Dept.

Just what led up to Ronnie Jervis with arrows in both his arm and hip remains under investigation, but police say it may have started with reports of Derek Jervis taking something that belonged to his older brother, Ronnie.

Police say Ronnie forced Derek's door open and they fought in the living room. Ronnie was armed with a knife and police say Derek's only recourse was possibly his bow and arrow.

“Throughout the investigation it was found that he had been shot with a bow and arrow by his brother,” said Det. Johnston.

No charges were filed.

Instead, police say it appears that Derek Jervis was simply fighting back after Ronnie Jervis cut him with a knife and even cut off the electricity to his house.

“At this point it looks like it's going to be self defense but it's still under investigation,” said Det. Johnston.

Ronnie Jervis remains at UK Hospital in Lexington in fair condition.


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  • by El Location: Central Ky on Jul 31, 2008 at 09:30 AM
    Yes William from SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY. That is just the very best thing about this. Their mother/aunt and father/uncle did not lose a child/nephew.
  • by William Location: seky on Jul 31, 2008 at 12:51 AM
    You know the best thing about this is that a mother or a father did not loose a child to death knife's and arrows has killed millions of people in the history of the world.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 at 12:07 AM
    mccoys and the hatfields
  • by steve on Jul 29, 2008 at 03:45 PM
    I can hit my brother at 300 yards with this baby Margret hand me another beer baby BULLSEYE!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2008 at 11:40 AM
    X wrong answer.
  • by Richard Dawson on Jul 29, 2008 at 06:06 AM
    Survey says...........STUPID!
  • by Ha Ha Location: ky on Jul 29, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    One guy does look a little like General Custer
  • by Bender Location: Lexington on Jul 29, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    What is something you use to defend yourself at home? Bow and Arrow. SURVEY SAY'S: #1 answer!! ding ding ding!
  • by Ned B. Location: healy on Jul 28, 2008 at 08:47 PM
    you don't steal another mans pills or you will have to squeal like a pig.....
  • by Kymom Location: lex on Jul 28, 2008 at 06:33 PM
    I'm sorry, but this is too good! This has got to be the funniest story I've read on hear in a looong time! I mean, seriousl, don't you have to have some sort of license or permit or something?! Lol, too good! I needed this...
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