Man arrested for attack with pitchfork, Sheriff's Office says

The Fresno BeeJuly 2, 2014 

Kenneth Ray Gibson

A man who lives in a tent is behind bars after he attacked a Fresno man with a pitchfork Tuesday night, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office reported.

About 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies went to the 5000 block of West Cortland Avenue, where the victim reported he came home with his wife after going out to dinner and saw his dog being attacked by several other dogs, sheriff's spokesman Chris Curtice said.

One of the other dogs reportedly belongs to Kenneth Ray Gibson, 50. Curtice said the victim contacted Gibson, who lives in a tent behind the victim's property, in an effort to have Gibson restrain his animal. That led to an argument, and Gibson stuck the victim several times on the head with a metal pipe, Curtice said, before getting the pitchfork and continuing the assault. The victim fled to his home with a puncture wound on his face and injuries to his arms and hands. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center.

Gibson was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Fresno County Jail.

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