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Md. man accused of hitting father with tire iron

Monday - 11/12/2012, 9:44pm  ET

OLDTOWN, Md. (AP) - The Allegany County Sheriff's Office has charged a man deputies say hit his father with a tire iron.

Forty-eight-year-old Joseph Henry Dowell is charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

Deputies say about 2:35 a.m. Sunday, Joseph Dowell and his father, 68-year-old Calvin Dowell, were in a car in Oldtown. Authorities say Joseph Dowell got a tire iron from the truck of the vehicle, shattered the window where Calvin Dowell was sitting and repeatedly hit Calvin Dowell with the implement.

Deputies tell The Cumberland Times-News ( that Calvin Dowell cut his son with a pocket knife before fleeing into the woods.

Calvin Dowell had injuries to his hands and one leg and was treated at the scene.


Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News,

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