Charges Filed In Alleged Assault By Teens Against Raccoon Mountain Bicyclist

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Charges have been filed against two juveniles who allegedly assaulted a biker on Raccoon Mountain.

Anders Swanson said he was riding in a portion of Marion County on Raccoon Mountain on Jan. 11 when teens ages 14 and 16 in a pickup truck began harassing him. He said they buzzed him and then blew an airhorn at him. He said the pair then accosted him in a parking lot and one of them maced him.

Marion County Sheriff Ronnie "Bo" Burnett said the 16-year-old was charged with assault by pepper spray, operating a vehicle not equipped with a horn in good working condition and violation of the 3-foot-law between car and bike.

The 14-year-old faces charges of blowing an air horn and making an unnecessary and unreasonable loud or harsh sound

Their court date is March 13.

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