MATTAWAN (WKZO) -- They say strong fences make good neighbors, but not in this case.
An 80-year-old Mattawan man is facing an assault charge after his 67-year-old neighbor came into his yard to fix the fence that divided the two properties on Red Arrow Highway late Sunday afternoon.
The older man felt he was trespassing, and confronted him and a physical altercation resulted.
The older man then got in his truck and deputies claim that while he was trying to force him off the property, he allegedly struck the victim with the truck.
The younger man was treated for a sore knee. The older man was taken into custody for assault with a motor vehicle.