Driveway confrontation leads to assault arrest

Driveway confrontation leads to assault arrest

Authorities arrested a man for assault last Saturday following a confrontation with a male victim in a driveway on 130th Avenue in rural Clay County.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated Rickey Hickey, 61, was arrested at 6:35 p.m. that day following an investigation.

The victim reported that he had pulled into the driveway at 4025 130th Avenue, about 3 miles west of Royal, to turn around. He was then stopped and confronted by a man authorities found to be Hickey.

The victim said Hickey was upset and struck him in the face.

Hickey was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail without incident.

He was charged with assault, a simple misdemeanor, and released on a $300 cash or surety bond.

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