Antonio Junior Thrash, 45 of Carrollton, was arrested in Rome after beating up a man who was trying to protect his sister at a home on Little Texas Valley Road.

Reports said that Thrash tried to harm a woman when her brother stepped in for protection.  Officers said that Thrash grabbed the man by the throat and then starting punching him in the face.

The victim suffered visible injuries to his face, head and torso.

The incident occurred back on September 19 of last year.

Thrash is charged with battery.