A Gallatin County man believing he was owed money broke into a Carroll County man's home and beat him with a large wooden stick, according to police.

Curtis W. Sharon, 46, of Sparta, worked on a piece of equipment for Thomas D. Mayberry of Ghent, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Department. Mayberry paid Sharon about $1,200 for the repair work, but Sharon claimed Mayberry owed him more money, the release said.

Mayberry was in his home at 1802 Bucks Run Road in Ghent when Sharon arrived on Feb. 9. Mayberry was watching television, but went to the door when he heard a vehicle enter the driveway, the release said.

Mayberry saw Sharon and locked the door to prevent him from entering the house, according to police. Sharon broke down the door and began striking Mayberry with the stick, the release said.

Mayberry was able to wrestle Sharon to the ground before picking up an ax that was in the home for self-defense, police allege. Mayberry did not use the ax during the altercation, the release said. Sharon's wife, Rhonda, ran through the door toward Mayberry, then the couple left the home.

Mayberry called 911 to report the assault and identified the Sharons as his attackers, according to police. Mayberry suffered a fractured elbow in the assault, the release said.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office arrested the Sharons on Feb. 13 after a brief interview at the Sharons' Gallatin County home. Curtis Sharon was charged with burglary in the second degree and assault in the second degree, both Class C felonies. Rhonda Sharon was charged with burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony, and assault in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor, the release said. The couple was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center, but have been released since the arrest.