Police: Christiansburg man charged after attacking half-brother

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CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) - After being released from the hospital, Christiansburg police charged a man they say attacked his half-brother.

David Allen Keith Tawney faces three different charges after allegedly attacking his brother on Monday morning.

The 38-year-old is charged with felony aggravated malicious wounding, felony assault and battery of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

On Monday, police were called to the 500 block of East Main Street at 9:55 a.m. where they were told a man had been cut in the neck, said town spokeswoman Melissa Powell.

The suspect, the man's half-brother, David Tawney, had also left the scene, Powell said.

Tawney was found at Depot Park and investigators say he was combative when they arrived. Police say the suspect threw a knife at a group of officers, who then used a Taser one time on him. He was not affected by the Taser, but officers were able to physically restrain him.

Powell said Tawney had self-inflicted injuries and was taken to the New River Valley Medical Center for treatment.