Sunday, May 17, 2020

Two Facing Assault Charges After Horse Defecating on Road Leads to Altercation

Two are men are facing assault charges after a horse defecating on a roadway let to a fight.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 around 3:00pm, troopers were dispatched to Valley Street in Schuylkill Township, near Brockton, for a physical altercation between two males.

Police say the altercation started when William Kellet, 59, was riding a horse when it defecated on the street in front of the home of Joseph Leskin, 69.

Leskin reportedly yelled at Kellt and an argument ensued.

Kellet began to clean up the feces and move it to a nearby field to dump when Leskin followed and a physical altercation started.

Kellet was reportedly attempting to hold his dog and horse when Leskin struck him in the face.  Kellet went to the ground and suffered a laceration to his neck and a swollen eye.  Leskin was said to have an abrasion to his hand and wrist.

Both were reported to be charged with assault.