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Rural Jefferson County man admits he shot his half-brother during argument over washing dishes

June 8, 2011

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Bryan Poeverlein

Bryan Poeverlein

A 24-year-old Jefferson County man Wednesday morning admitted to shooting of his 22-year-old half-brother during an argument in February at their home north of Lawrence.

Bryan E. Poeverlein pleaded guilty to reckless aggravated battery and aggravated assault Wednesday morning, said Jefferson County Attorney Robert Fox. Poeverlein was originally charged with attempted second-degree murder in the case.

Fox said Poeverlein and his half-brother apparently got into an argument over washing dishes.

“The argument escalated to the point where Mr. Poeverlein retrieved a pistol and fired two shots,” Fox said. “One went into the floor, and one hit the victim.”

The shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at their residence in the 1700 block of Wellman Road, about 8 miles north of Lawrence. The victim was taken to a Topeka hospital that day, and Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers arrested Poeverlein.

Fox said Wednesday that the victim was still recovering from his injuries. Another person was in the home at the time of the shooting, Fox said.

District Judge Gary Nafziger is scheduled to sentence Poeverlein Aug. 18 in Oskaloosa.

According to state sentencing guidelines, Poeverlein could face from 31 months to 136 months in prison on the aggravated battery conviction. If his criminal history includes only misdemeanors, Poeverlein’s defense attorney Sarah Swain could ask Nafziger to give him probation. He also faces 11 months to 34 months on the aggravated assault charge but could qualify for probation on that count.

Fox said the two parties have no agreement about sentencing recommendations.

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charlenesharon 2 years, 10 months ago

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Ralph Reed 2 years, 10 months ago

I thought this stuff appeared only in The Onion.

Guess life really does imitate parody.

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blindrabbit 2 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like this is a continuation of the Tongie self inflicted gunshot story also posted today. Dan Henry was right, the weather north of town is influenced by "The Tonganoxie Split"; which in turn causes bizarre nighttime gunfire in Jefferson and Leavenworth counties.

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blue73harley 2 years, 10 months ago

Sacks and wrappers from fast food restaurants do not need to be washed.

But the wife still complains when she has to throw them in the trash can.

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Multidisciplinary 2 years, 10 months ago

Not so much third world, but any county that has road signs on the line telling you where you're at, how many live there, and to set your clock back 70 years.

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PaladKik 2 years, 10 months ago

What's a half brother? Is that like a dad that has many women? Or a woman that has many men? Or both? Is this a third world characteristic?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

ain't no secrets on the internet huh, autie . . .

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

nahh...heck, that's as close to sex some of them boys get anymore.

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LadyJ 2 years, 10 months ago

If Whitney was here you boys wouldn't be gitten away with these sexist remarks, and I'm telling on you when she gits back.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

Damn Bea...just as I am taking the first sip of a tall scotch and soda my eyes scan up the board and sees: When he goes to prison, they should make him work in the kitchen.

ooohhh that burns the nasal passages.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 10 months ago

Roe gets a point for mentioning melmac (which was also the home planet of ALF).

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Gandalf 2 years, 10 months ago

I tried to make a paper frying pan, but it didn't work out. Aluminum foil gives much better results!

I have been toying with the idea of a self-help book for women: The proper care and feeding of men.

I think it would either be a best seller or the most burned book in America. Guess it could be both the fems, might buy it just to burn it!

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beatrice 2 years, 10 months ago

When he goes to prison, they should make him work in the kitchen.

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somedude20 2 years, 10 months ago

Old boy does not look so bright. Heck, I bet he could not spell "cat" even if you spotted him the C and T

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

I do wonder...them boys gots the same momma or the same daddy?

and why are they doing dishes at 2:30 in the morning. why couldn't they be on the internet like decent folk at that time of day?

Good Lord that is why we have paper plates....I'll wash, you dry; screw that give me a match.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 10 months ago

"This was so unnecessary. If either one of these half-brothers had a sister/wife, she could have been doing the dishes and they could have been happily drinking beer together."

Latent comedic sexism is the best kind of sexism!

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bobberboy 2 years, 10 months ago

Now ! Do those damn dishes !!

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hitme 2 years, 10 months ago

This was so unnecessary. If either one of these half-brothers had a sister/wife, she could have been doing the dishes and they could have been happily drinking beer together.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

ever since the microwave started poppin' holes in the old melmac i been hangin' it on the post out back and punchin holes in it with the pistol. dont shootit with #8 shot though cause that there #8 will bounce off the melmac an chase you back to the house. sometimes i throws it like a frisbee 'cept the neighbors dog sure is surprised when he tries to catchit

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boxers_or_briefs 2 years, 10 months ago

They were probably thrown out of The Cave earlier in the evening.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

He shot has half of brother? Which half? some may not think that appropriate but I didn't start nothin an cain't tauk boutit no way.

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Multidisciplinary 2 years, 10 months ago

I had the same heated argument with my cat just this morning. He NEVER loads his share of the dishes. Sigh...once again, I caved when he went into that 'I've got no thumbs' ditty he meows so well. I got even though. I put him out, and one of the neighborhood cats reminded him he's not the only boy on the block.

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UNIKU 2 years, 10 months ago

Maybe he was partying with Spottedtail ....

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 10 months ago

Are we going to get some cuzins up in here or what?

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 10 months ago

I thought this was another installment of, "Ohio or Florida?" Kansas. Well, I'll be.

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jhawkinsf 2 years, 10 months ago

Doing dishes at 2:30 a.m. Maybe they were someplace that closes at 2:00.

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guesswho 2 years, 10 months ago

Washing dishes at 2:30 in the morning?

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Norma Jeane Baker 2 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like maybe the family tree is more of a stick.

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Dispersant 2 years, 10 months ago

Good thing this guy had a gun to protect himself!

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rodentgirl16 2 years, 10 months ago

I can't tell you how many times this has almost happened between me and my husband!

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Them musta been some damn dirty dishes . . .

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