Summit County: Republican Party volunteer assaulted

6:29 PM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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COVENTRY TOWNSHIP --  A political argument heats up after an Akron man throws his coffee at a Republican party volunteer outside a polling station.

John Pegley, 58, is accused of throwing a hot cup of coffee at the volunteer Tuesday morning. The volunteer was displaying a list of Republican candidates on a sign in front of a Coventry Township polling station.

The volunteer says Pegley was yelling obscenities while driving by him. The victim told Pegley he was within his rights to be 100 feet from a polling station.

The suspect allegedly responded by throwing his cup of coffee on the victim.

Summit County Sheriff's deputies served Pegley a summons to appear in court on a charge of misdemeanor assault.

















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