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Police: Fight over TV leads to biting, assault with a water jug

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Terry L. Nelson (Source: LMDC) Terry L. Nelson (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A fight over the television combined with alcohol led to biting and the swinging of a knife and a water jug, according to police.

Officers were dispatched to a home on Meadow Lane just after midnight Thursday on a report of a physical altercation between Terry L. Nelson, 52, and one of his sons. The son told police his father was upset because he didn't turn off the TV, so Nelson pushed him into a fan and a chair, knocking them over.

According to the victim, he tried to hold down his father, but his father bit him on the forearm, breaking the skin.

Nelson's wife said her husband grabbed a butcher knife and swung it at his son. According to the arrest report, another son got between his brother and father and managed to get the knife away from Nelson who then grabbed a water jug, swung it at the victim, but ended up hitting his wife in the face with it.

The son who tried to break up the fight was also bitten by his father, breaking the skin on his shoulder, police said.

Officers on the scene said Nelson had been drinking.

Police were also called to the home on Monday on a report of a verbal domestic argument.

Nelson is charged with 1st degree wanton endangerment and 4th degree assault.

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