SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on suspicion of stabbing his brother during an argument Sunday evening.

Gary Lee Pickard, 34, a parolee, is suspected of stabbing his 28-year-old brother in the forearm and shoulder blade around 5:30 p.m. at a residence in the 800 block of Yuba Drive just outside the Santa Rosa city limit, the sheriff’s office said.

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Pickard’s family members suspected he was using methamphetamine and had not slept in four days, the sheriff’s office said. He took his grandmother’s car without permission Saturday but returned it and a family argument about it ended peacefully, the sheriff’s office said.

Pickard sprayed a couch on the front porch with pepper spray on Sunday, and his brother and his brother’s girlfriend suffered burning sensations on their skin, the sheriff’s office said.

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During an argument Pickard stabbed his brother with a folding knife in front of the family’s home while family members called 9-1-1, the sheriff’s office said.

Pickard’s brother was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive his injuries, and Pickard was booked in the Sonoma County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and on a parole hold, sheriff’s office said.

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