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Two Salisbury Man Arrested After Fight in Park

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Charles Preston Smith Charles Preston Smith
Kendal Lee Smiley Kendal Lee Smiley

SALISBURY, Md.- Two people - including a teenager - are recovering from serious injuries after police say they got into a fight at the Boundless Playground in Salisbury.

According to the Salisbury Police Department, officers responded to the 200 block of Broad Street just before 5 p.m. Sunday for a reported fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers met with witnesses and the two suspects.

Police said initial investigation revealed the fight began when 48-year-old Charles Preston Smith of Salisbury confronted a group of young people who were playing loud music in the park. According to officers, 18-year-old Kendal Lee Smiley, also of Salisbury, stepped in, and started to argue with Smith.

Police said the argument turned physical when Smith began swinging a gold club at Smiley, hitting him in the head and upper torso. Officers said that is when Smiley started to hit Smith in the head and upper torso with a stick.

As Smiley and the group of young people tried to leave the park, police said Smith followed them, and he and Smiley continued to assault each other in the street with their respective weapons.

Both men were taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center and treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to police. 

Smith and Smiley were each arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, affray, disorderly conduct and possession of a dangerous weapon. Police said that following their arrests, both men were taken to the Wicomico County Detention Center where they are being held pending an initial bond review.

The investigation into the assault is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at (410) 548-3113 or Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776.

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