Channel surfing leads to stabbing between brothers

Reginald Cobb
Reginald Cobb

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GEORGETOWN, GA (WTVM) -  A Quitman County man is recovering from stab wounds, after sheriff's officials say he was attacked by his younger brother during an argument over the TV channel.

Quitman County Sheriff Steve Newton says 25-year-old Robert Cobb was stabbed by his brother, 24-year-old Reginald Cobb, around 6 PM Sunday night.

According to the sheriff, the stabbing happened when Robert came into the family's living room and began changing the channels on their TV set.

The two brothers, who reside on High Street in Georgetown, started arguing and got into a tussle over the channel selection.

Reginald Cobb tells authorities he got angry, grabbed a butcher knife from the coffee table and stabbed his brother once in the shoulder and once in the forearm.

Robert Cobb drove himself to Medical Center Barbour where he was treated and released.

"I am surprised that an argument over TV channels could result in such a dangerous act, but I am glad the injuries were not more serious," commented Quitman County Sheriff's Deputy Jamie Ming.

Reginald Cobb was charged with Aggravated Assault after which was booked and released on $5000 bond.