York County woman charged with assaulting neighbor over noisy dog

Kathleen Lofton Horner

Kathleen Lofton Horner

York County, Va. – A York County woman has been arrested after allegedly assaulting her neighbor over her barking dog.

According to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old Kathleen Lofton Horner knocked the woman to the ground when she approached to apologize for the noisy pet.

The victim needed two staples to close a laceration on the back of her head, suffered bruising on her face, neck and arm and sustained an injury to her nose.

The incident happened on May 31 in the Creekside Landing subdivision.

Horner was charged with one felony count of malicious wounding and one misdemeanor count of assault and will appear in York-Poquoson District Court on June 16.