Police arrested two brothers, Jimmy Lee Payne and Jerry Wayne Payne, both 50 and of Rome, after a physical altercation and name-calling incident between the men.

Reports said that Jerry punched Jimmy in the face and then proceeded to call his wife a “bit**”.

Jimmy then proceeded to grab Jerry by the neck and strangle him.

The incident occurred at a home on Waters Street.

Jimmy Payne is charged with aggravated assault.

Jerry Payne is charged with battery.