Man says his brother punched him for not supporting ‘America’s Got Talent’ dreams

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The report says that Rarey's family would not support him financially to get him to the auditions

Gregory Rarey, 25 was charged with domestic violence and aggravated menacing by Warren City Police (taken to Trumbull County Jail)

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Warren man told police that his brother attacked him for not supporting his dreams to appear on the TV show, “America’s Got Talent.”

Police were called to a home in the 700 block on Union Street around 4:50 p.m. Sunday for a reported disturbance.

Police spoke with the victim, who they reported had a swollen eye.

He told police that his brother, 25-year-old Gregory Rarey, 25, of Madison, West Virginia, stopped by.

The man said Rarey mentioned to everyone how he was going to enter into “America’s Got Talent,” the popular talent TV show. He said they told Rarey that they were not going to support him by paying for him to get to the auditions, according to a police report.

The man said that upset Rarey, who left. He said Rarey later came back and yelled at him about not supporting him, punching him in the face.

Rarey’s brother told police that he then placed him in a chokehold and bit his arm, causing Rarey to become unconscious.

Police said Rarey left before officers arrived, but he was later found walking on South Street, toward Main Avenue, where he was arrested.

Police said Rarey admitted to punching his brother in the face before he was bitten. He told police they were fighting because he was trying to get a ride from his brother.

Police said during his arrest, Rarey made threats to kill his brother if he filed charges because then he wouldn’t be able to try out for “America’s Got Talent.” He threatened to slit his brother’s throat, according to the report.

Rarey was taken to the Trumbull County Jail on domestic violence and aggravated menacing charges.

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