Police: Red Lion man beat up his grandfather

Liz Evans Scolforo

A Red Lion man remains free on bail, accused of beating up his grandfather during an Easter Sunday dispute over garbage responsibilities.

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David Eugene Keener pushed 61-year-old Jonathan Keener onto a recliner and punched him in the head six to 12 times, state police allege in charging documents.

It happened about 2:45 p.m. Sunday in the grandfather's home, where the grandson also lives, police said.

David Keener, 19, of 665 W. Broadway, is charged with simple assault and harassment and is free on $5,000 unsecured bail.

The grandfather suffered bumps and abrasions on his head, documents state.

David Keener told arriving troopers he punched his grandfather because he was upset about garbage-can duties, according to charging documents.

The younger Keener did not return a phone message seeking comment. It is unclear whether he has retained an attorney.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.