Family squabble lands 27-year-old, mom in jail

Published On: Apr 02 2013 06:49:39 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 02 2013 06:51:34 PM EDT
Daniel and Lajuana Goggans

Flagler County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Daniel and Lajuana Goggans

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -

A family argument Tuesday morning that started out between twin brothers, one armed with a frying pan, wound up with one brother being arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault, while their mother was arrested on a charge of interfering with the investigation, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.

Flagler County deputies responded to a Palm Coast home on Liedel Drive around 11:18 a.m. after area residents reported shots fired. Witnesses said the Goggans brothers, Franklin and Daniel, both 27, had been arguing outside on the lawn at the home.

Franklin said his brother walked out of the house and approached him with a frying pan, according to deputies. Franklin advised Daniel that he needed to "stop pulling weapons on me", according to deputies.

Franklin said as he sat in his truck, his brother climbed onto the hood and was tapping the windshield with the frying pan, according to deputies. They said Daniel got off the vehicle and retrieved a machete. They said he approached Franklin and threatened to "cut him up."

Franklin, who had gotten out of the truck, went back to the vehicle to leave, but discovered the keys were not in the ignition, deputies said. They said he then retrieved his firearm from the vehicle and pointed it in Daniel's direction, but at the ground, firing two rounds.

Franklin ordered Daniel to stay away from him and Franklin left the scene, deputies said. He later told deputies he thought he might have shot his brother in the foot, deputies said.

Deputies said Daniel appeared to have an injury to his foot, but he declined to tell deputies how it was injured.

Daniel Goggans was booked into the Flagler County Detention Facility without bail on the charge of domestic violence assault. While deputies were on the scene, the men's mother, Lajuana Goggans, 55, denied any shots were fired and interfered with the investigation, deputies said. Deputies arrested her for filing a false report to law enforcement. She was being booked into the detention facility Tuesday evening.

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