ABERDEEN, Ohio — An altercation at a trailer park in Brown County led to the arrest of one of its residents earlier this week.
Reina Bennington, 50, was arrested late Tuesday night for allegedly assaulting an elderly man at a trailer park on Maryland Street in Aberdeen. Aberdeen Police Chief David Benjamin said Patrol Officer John Amole investigated the alleged assault, ultimately leading to Bennington’s arrest.
According to Benjamin, Charles Jackson worked for the owner of the trailer park and was tasked with mowing the residents’ yards. When Jackson began mowing Bennington’s yard, she apparently grew hostile.
“She was upset that he was mowing her yard,” Benjamin said.
Bennington then attempted to drive Jackson away by hitting him on the back several times with what Chief Benjamin described as a “corkscrew.” That corkscrew that was used as an improvised weapon was actually a spiral dog tether, a metal stake that’s driven into the ground to attach dog leashes to.
Benjamin said Jackson received injuries from the assault, but has since been treated for those injuries.
A call was made to the Aberdeen Police Department at 6 p.m., Tuesday, alerting them to the assault. Amole responded to the call, then subsequently arrested Bennington around midnight on Tuesday.
Due to the improvised weapon involved, Benjamin said Bennington was charged with fourth-degree aggravated assault, and was lodged in the Brown County Jail. Bennington has since been released.