Dunbar man charged with assault; hearing set
A Fayette County man has been charged with assault because he allegedly fought and forced three men from his Dunbar Borough property.
Dunbar Borough police responded to an assault call from Chris Hamborsky along Fayette Street at 8:51 p.m. March 26.
Hamborsky told police he and his girlfriend were involved in an argument, and she took their baby to her parents' residence to baby-sit while she went to work.
The girlfriend's father, Keith Wayne Basinger, 54, of 134 Seton Hill Road then arrived at the residence he owns, ran inside screaming for Hamborsky and Hamborsky's friend and cousin to get out, according to the criminal complaint.
Basinger then physically assaulted the three men and forced them out of the residence, police said.
Hamborsky told police that he was punched in the face several times, grabbed by the shirt and eventually thrown off the porch.
Basinger screamed at Hamborsky, “If you come back here, I'll kill you,” according to the complaint.
Eventually Hamborsky was able to get away and drove to his parents' house, where he called 911.
When police asked why Hamborsky didn't call 911 while the incident was happening, he responded, “It happened so fast. Keith kept coming at us. We were all scared and just wanted to get away from him and leave.”
Police reported Hamborsky had muddy clothing, a swollen lip, red marks on or near his throat area and a bloody nose.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 10 a.m. May 28 before District Judge Dwight Shaner.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Small Business Saturday events set in Connellsville
- $7K donated to help Bullskin Township boys with rare disease
- Covenant Community Ministries unites 4 churches in Western Pa.
- Donegal VFW to host Hunters Breakfast on opening day
- Salvation Army kettle campaign begins Friday in Connellsville area
- Judge rules in favor of Seven Springs Mountain Resort over road closure
- HObo Model Railroad Club display back in Connellsville
- Fayette Chamber plans awards dinner
- Fayette twins injured as newborns expected to be adopted by foster mother
- Organizations benefit from grants
- North Union VFW band gives back with concert