Police: York man assaulted co-worker with hammer

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comSeptember 27, 2012 

— A 52-year-old York man was arrested earlier this week after deputies say he attacked his co-worker with a hammer.

Ronald Allen Camden turned himself in to the Moss Justice Center, where he was charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.

Police were called to York Freight Inc. at 3279 Chester Highway around 7:45 a.m. Sunday after receiving calls about an assault. They met with the victim, 48, who said he was checking his truck when Camden pulled into the parking lot and saw the victim about to drive away with a load of freight, the report states.

When Camden asked his co-worker where the load was going, the co-worker told him to call the dispatcher to find out, the report states. Camden then began shouting profanities and went after his co-worker with a hammer, the report states.

The victim told police the claw of the hammer hit his elbow when he put his arms up to protect himself, the report states. He then said Camden hit him in the leg with the hammer before refusing to allow him to get back in his own truck.

Police issued a warrant for Camden, who went to the Moss Justice Center to discuss the incident, the report states. Camden said his co-worker cursed at him before the man slammed the door of Camden’s truck, scratching his left leg.

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