Mt. Orab man charged with attempted murder

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GEORGETOWN, Ohio – A Mount Orab man is facing an attempted murder charge after police said he stabbed his brother.

Barton Gorham was charged with first-degree felony attempted murder, second-degree felony assault and first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence after allegedly stabbing his brother on Wednesday.

According to Brown County Sheriff Gordon Ellis, at approximately 10:09 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies from the Brown County Sheriff’s office were dispatched to 3303 Carpenter Road, Mount Orab to investigate a report of two brothers fighting. Deputies arrived at approximately 10:12 and found Nicholas Gorham, 23, suffering from what appeared to be a knife wound to the lower back area. A life squad responded to the scene and transported Nicholas Gorham to Mount Orab Mercy Hospital.

The mother of Nicholas Gorham, Diana Gorham, was present during the altercation that led to the wounding of Nicholas Gorham. She said that Nicholas had been in a fight with his brother, Barton Gorham, 29, who had been consuming alcohol. Diana said she observed Barton and Nicholas fighting and that Barton went into his bedroom and came back with a knife.

According to Diana, he then slashed and stabbed Nicholas in the lower back area with the knife.

According to the sheriff, Barton Gorham also had visible injuries which included a laceration to his palm. He was also transported to Mount Orab Mercy Hospital for treatment before being taken into custody by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

Barton is currently being housed in the Brown County Jail on a $50,000 cash or surety bond. He is due in court for his preliminary hearing on May 7 at 10:30 a.m.

An investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information on the incident can contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office at 937-378-4435.

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Damon Huff

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