Centralia man lands in jail after violent altercation with brother

CENTRALIA — A 45-year-old Centralia man was arrested Wednesday following an altercation with his brother that reportedly involved a baseball bat and a sword.

According to Centralia police, Dewayne Whipple was taken into custody just before 1 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 700 block of North Beech.

Police reports indicate a possible love triangle between Dewayne Whipple, his brother Dickie, and a woman that Dewayne reportedly ran into at Farm Fresh.

Dewayne went to the North Beech home with the woman who reportedly lives there with Dickie.

Dewayne entered the home uninvited and the two brothers faced off, Dewayne with a sword and Dickie with a bat.

Dickie called 911 and reported someone at his home with a knife attempting to stab him. No injuries were reported.

Officers arrived on the scene and took Dewayne into custody for alleged aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and home invastion.

He remains in the Marion County Jail awaiting the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail.