A Southmayd man facing charges for nearly killing his older brother.

Police say it was an argument that started over a bowl of cereal.

“We saw the officers drive by. We weren’t sure what exactly was going on but we knew there was an individual in the back of the car.”

The man in the back of that car was 22-year-old Zachary Pomeroy.

He was arrested on Sunday at his home on Aaron Lane in Southmayd for stabbing his 26-year-old brother in the abdomen with a pocket knife.

Police say it all started over milk and cereal and neighbors we spoke with say it’s concerning.

“It’s pretty sad actually that two brothers would wind up stabbing each other for that. you’d figure that would be the time they’d wind up bonding together you know that way they could bring each other up versus down,” said neighbor, Tyler Blakenship.

“We’ve never had any issues in this neighborhood and I don’t really understand why someone would fight over food. I don’t know their situation. I don’t know how they live,” said Beverly Johnston, another neighbor.

The victim’s name is not being released.

Police say he was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery and spent several days in ICU and is still in the hospital expected to survive.

“I’m grateful that he is OK. Everything in life has a learning experience and I really hope this is one for him,” Blakenship said.

“I have a loving family and its just really hard to understand why you would want to harm someone in your family,” said Johnston.

Pomeroy is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.