Brian Sanders, 29, was charged with assault. Dale Kelly, 41, ended up at the hospital.
Sandusky man assaulted with broom during tire dispute
Nov 30, 2012
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.