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Sandusky man assaulted with broom during tire dispute

Emil Whitis • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Brian Sanders, 29, was charged with assault. Dale Kelly, 41, ended up at the hospital. 


The feud stemmed back to Nov. 16 — the day Sanders fired Kelly after finding several tires missing from his inventory. 


“Dale was accused of allowing several tires to be stolen from the shop,” a Sandusky police report said. “The argument over the matter continued to this date.” 


They’d been exchanging heated text messages for weeks when Kelly walked by the shop at about 12:30 Wednesday. 


“As Dale was walking past Duke’s Detailing on the sidewalk in front of the business, Brian exited the business and he was carrying a stick or broom handle as he aggressively approached Dale,” a report said. 


The two began to argue and Sanders cracked Kelly in the ribs with the stick. 


Groaning, Kelly walked to a Sandusky police Officers who was fueling up at a nearby gas station. 


"Dale lifted up his shirt and he showed me a visible mark with bruising and swelling which appeared to be fresh," a report said. 


Sanders was unapologetic. 


“Brian felt it was necessary and proper to hit Dale  with the stick,” a report said. 


Police arrested then released Sanders after he signed a recognizance bond. 


Officers told both men to stay away from each other.

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