Fresno Man Arrested After Pitchfork Attack That Began With Dispute Over Dogs

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Kenneth Ray Gibson, 50, was arrested after allegedly attacking a man in Fresno with a pitchfork. (Credit: Fresno County Sheriff's Office)

A Fresno man was arrested late Tuesday after he allegedly attacked a man with a pitchfork and a metal pipe, authorities said.

The alleged assault occurred in the 5000 block of West Cortland Avenue  at about 8:30 p.m., according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

A man and his wife had just returned home when they found that their dog was being attacked by several other dogs, including one belonging to 50-year-old Kenneth Ray Gibson, who lived in a tent behind the property, the Sheriff’s Office said in a post on its website.

The unidentified victim tried to get Gibson to stop his dog, and the two began arguing. At some point, Gibson got a metal pipe and struck the man several times in the head and arms, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Gibson then picked up a pitchfork and allegedly attacked the man, who eventually was able to get away, the post stated.

The victim, who sustained injuries to his face, arms and hands, was taken to a local hospital.

Gibson was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and an outstanding warrant, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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