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East Texas frying pan attack leads to arrest

Vernon Lee Ahrenhoersterbaeumer. Source: Longview Police Dept. Vernon Lee Ahrenhoersterbaeumer. Source: Longview Police Dept.

LONGVIEW (KLTV) - A Longview man was charged with assault Thursday after police say he attacked family members.

Vernon Lee Ahrenhoersterbaeumer, 35, was arrested shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday at the 300 Mobile Home Park, in the 5700 block of Gilmer Road.

Ahrenhoersterbaeumer told authorities he was fighting with his brother and 16-year-old nephew when he grabbed a steel frying pan and hit his brother in the back.

Ahrenhoersterbaeumer also grabbed his brother from behind in a choke hold, impeding his ability to breathe, arrest reports show.

When Ahrenhoersterbaeumer's father tried to pull the brothers apart, Ahrenhoersterbaeumer grabbed the pan, and swung it at his brother and his father, reports showed.

Ahrenhoersterbaeumer remained in the Gregg County Jail on $10,000 bond Thursday charged with two counts of aggravated assault/family violence with a deadly weapon.

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