Violent Fight Sparked by Missing TV Remote: Report

Firefighters were also called to the scene after a small fire broke out in the home

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    Firefighters knocked down a fire in the house that caused significant damage.

    A fight over a missing television remote ended with a woman injured and her brother arrested according to a published report.

    Authorities responding to a report of an assault in San Marcos were forced to negotiate with man and also extinguish a small fire, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

    The department received a call at about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday reporting the assault at a home in the 400 block of Concha Lane.

    Ed Nichols, 49, was arrested on suspicion of multiple felonies the North County Times reports including beating his sister with a bat and setting the family home on fire.

    The paper reports the fight began over a missing television remote control.

    Deputies arrived on the scene 9 minutes after getting the call.

    Neighbors told the NCTimes they saw the man’s sister, who was described as in her 50s, running down the street yelling for help and bleeding from her injuries.

    The mother and sister were taken to the hospital.

    Meanwhile, the man locked himself in the house for about two hours as the Sheriff's Crisis Negotiation team attempted to convince him to come out.

    He surrendered at about 3 p.m and was taken into custody, the Sheriff's Department said.

    Toward the end of the incident, a small fire broke out in the home. It was extinguished shortly after firefighters arrived.

    The home had extensive fire damage, the department spokesperson said.

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