Crime & Courts

Iredell County man charged in brother’s shooting

An Iredell County man was jailed after sheriff’s investigators said he shot his brother up to five times in the back of his knee after an argument at an Easter holiday gathering at their parents’ home.

Marcus Paul Sells, 25, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. He was jailed with a bail set at $75,000.

His brother, Matthew Sells, no age available, is being treated at a hospital. His condition wasn’t available Wednesday.

Sheriff Darren Campbell said the shooting happened about 6:40 p.m. Monday after the brothers argued earlier at their parents’ home in the 100 block of Pine State Road.

The shooting happened at Marcus Sells’ home, which is next door to their parents’ home, Campbell said. Pine State Road is off South Main Street in Troutman near Troutman Middle School.

After the pair argued at their parents’ home, Marcus Sells was ordered to leave, Campbell said. He then returned to his home.

Matthew Sells later went to his brother’s home to continue the discussion but was ordered to leave when the disagreement again grew heated, the sheriff said. Authorities have not released what the dispute concerned.

Matthew Sells was shot with a .22 caliber pistol as he tried to leave his brother’s home, Campbell said.

Campbell said Marcus Sells was arrested later at another home after a brief struggle with deputies. Deputies seized several knives and firearms from Marcus Sells, Campbell said.

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