Woman arrested for beating up neighbor over barking dog

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Kathleen Lofton Horner (PHOTO: York County Sheriff's Office)

YORK COUNTY, Va. – A York County woman has been arrested after allegedly assaulting her neighbor over her barking dog.

Kathleen Lofton Horner, 55,  knocked the woman to the ground when she approached to apologize for her barking dog, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office

The victim needed two staples to close a laceration on the back of her head, suffered bruising on her face, neck and arm and sustained an injury to her nose.

The incident happened on May 31 in the Creekside Landing subdivision.

Horner was charged with one felony count of malicious wounding and one misdemeanor count of assault and will appear in York-Poquoson District Court on June 16.

Source: WTKR


      • Troll

        Yes Pete. It is OK to assault someone with a barking dog. It is self defense against mindless torture from idiots like you.

      • athynz

        Then by all means David take up my invitation to meet – it’s still out there. Anytime you want to exercise your “right to self defense”… just let me know. Of course you could always spare yourself this “torture” and go away. Either is fine with me. Or you can keep stalking me and make your idiotic comments.

  • Jay

    Manny…do you mean York County residents?
    55 year olds?
    Black women?
    …Me thinks Manny is a bit of a racist bigot.

  • GeeLo

    Sometimes you have to look beyond the obvious when you read stories like this. Who knows what hand life has dealt her. Violence is by no means the answer but sometimes its considered the recourse. Never never it is to be condoned. But he who is without sin PLEASE cast the first stone. Life is cruel at times and I beg the question and sure you can think of accounts and agree. Lets just pray for justice without judgment because this is one of many tragedies to befall us. Keep focused, prayful and mindful of others. The dog could have been barking for 40 days…still no reason for the attack. Pray for the victim’s 100 percent recovery. Thats how you can be a positve force in this situation. Amen

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