MASURY, Ohio (WKBN) – Two men are facing charges after a man was stabbed during a fight.
It happened in the 700 block of Grover Avenue in Masury on Thursday morning.
Police were initially called to the area where 58-year-old Kurt Betts and 70-year-old Walter Simmons were fighting, according to a police report.
Officers say they learned a dog and one of the men involved had been stabbed.
Det. Sgt. Aaron Kasiewicz says the fight was reportedly over one of three dogs being aggressive and biting one of the men.
The owner of the dog denied that the dog was aggressive but said he tended to get excited, according to a police report.
Both men took themselves to the hospital. Simmons had been stabbed in the chest, and Betts had been bitten by the dog.
A witness reported seeing the assault and said while he didn’t witness the stabbing, he did see Simmons attacking Betts until he yelled at him and called 911.
The injured dog was brought to a veterinarian.
After conferring with the prosecutor, felonious assault charges were filed against both men.
Both Betts and Simmons are scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing.
Chelsea Simeon contributed to this report.