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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Drunks Bully Park Patrons

Two men in Lawrence County are accused of bullying men, women and children at Hope Springs Park.

Witnesses told police it started when the men asked a woman to join them. She declined and moved her children down creek.The men followed and kept harassing them, even taking the glasses of her young son, said witnesses.Another woman asked if everything was OK, and witnesses said one man started hitting her with his chest and drew back his fist. That's when her boyfriend, Jonathan McNabb, intervened.Witnesses told police the two men jumped McNabb and tried to drown him in the creek.Police arrested Clifford Risner and Martin Kelley on charges of public intoxication and aggravated assault.

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