Police: Man jumped, assaulted in York City

Dexter Kelly

A man who tried to flee from a fight was jumped and assaulted in York City, according to authorities.

York City Police said Dexter L. Kelly, 32, cut the 49-year-old victim with a razor during a fight in the 600 block of West Mason Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 18.

When the man tried to run, Kelly and several others jumped him and assaulted him in the 500 block of West King Street, court documents allege.

Officer Derek Hartman, the department's spokesman, said investigators believe there were three men with Kelly who they have yet to identify.

Kelly, of the 600 block of West Mason Avenue, faces charges of aggravated assault and misdemeanor offenses of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

As of Thursday, Aug. 22, he has not been arraigned on the charges, but he is currently in York County Prison on DUI charges from Springettsbury Township.

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Incident: Police said the victim was talking to a woman on the front porch of a home on Kelly's block when Kelly came out and started arguing with him.

The two fought, and the victim's finger was cut by a razor during the scuffle, court documents allege.

The man fled south on West Street then into the 500 block of West King Street, where police said Kelly and the others jumped him, police said.

He was punched and kicked for 30 seconds while Kelly made "slashing movements" to him, according to charging documents.

The victim suffered two large lacerations to the back of his head, a large laceration on his face and a small one to his finger, police said. He also had a broken nose and multiple scrapes and cuts.

Kelly remains in York County Prison on $5,000 bail. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 717-846-1234 or text "Yorktips" and the information to 847-411.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.