DURYEA ‚?? A woman told police she used a fishing pole to help fend off a man who was allegedly beating her boyfriend in a dispute over a blocked driveway on Main Street, according to charges filed.
Daniel Dade, 30, and Belinda Glover, 37, both of Foote Avenue, Duryea, were arraigned Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre Central Court on three counts of simple assault, and one count each of disorderly conduct and harassment. They were released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
Police allege Jason Kuna, 30, of Main Street, Duryea, assaulted Dade for blocking a driveway to his home on Sunday. Glover retrieved a fishing pole from Dade‚??s vehicle and struck Kuna in an attempt to break up the fight, police said.
Kuna was charged Monday with two counts of simple assault, and one count each of terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
According to the criminal complaint:
Dade parked on Main Street and waited in his car while his friend, Kimberly Macklowe, went into her apartment to get a sweatshirt. While Dade was waiting, Kuna pulled up on a motorcycle and went around Dade‚??s vehicle into a driveway.
Kuna approached Dade‚??s vehicle and punched the driver‚??s side window saying, ‚??You‚??re gonna have problems (racial slur) if you do this again,‚?Ě the criminal complaint says.
Dade told police he got out of his vehicle and was punched in the head by Kuna.
The two men fought when Glover got out of Dade‚??s vehicle, retrieved a fishing pole from the trunk and swung it at Kuna, striking him several times, according to the criminal complaint.
Kuna‚??s wife ran out of the house and swung a broom stick at Glover, police said. Macklowe drove Dade‚??s vehicle down the street to protect an 8-year-old girl in the car.
Kuna suffered several lacerations that he alleged were caused by a box cutter. Police said they were unable to find a box cutter or a weapon on the ground or in Dade‚??s vehicle.
Kuna was treated at a local hospital.
Preliminary hearings for Dade and Glover are scheduled on March 28 before Senior District Judge Andrew Barilla in Pittston. A preliminary hearing for Kuna is scheduled for April 18.