Acton man says police got it wrong, that he was the victim

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John Charron, and the car he claims hit his truck

ACTON - The Acton man deputies arrested on Tuesday for allegedly driving his plow truck into a car carrying his neighbor with whom he'd had issues in the past says police got it all wrong, that it was the two men in the car who crashed into his parked truck.

John Charron said he heard cars speeding by his home late Tuesday, went outside and said he saw where a small car had crashed into the back of his plow truck, according to the Portland Press Herald. The car left and he followed it, soon coming upon it off the road a short distance from his home.

Charron, 53, pointed out on Thursday that his plow had no dents, scratches or paint marks, while the rear of his truck did.

A press release from the York County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday said that deputies first got the call around 11 p.m. on Tuesday for a disturbance in the 200 block of Buzzell Road. The caller reported they heard cars peeling out, yelling, and people threatening each other.

At the same time, another call was received that reported a domestic disturbance at a residence on Lake Shores Road. Deputies soon determined that the Buzzell Road and Lake Shores Road calls were related.

When they arrived on scene deputies learned that a neighbor feud had boiled over and Charron had driven his plow truck to the end of his neighbor's driveway and was squealing his tires and yelling threats to the neighbors.

The neighbor, who had a friend visiting, got into the friend's vehicle that was parked in the driveway. According to the victims, Charron then drove at them with his plow raised and struck the victim's vehicle with the plow blade going over the hood. The impact caused both airbags to deploy. The victims suffered bumps and bruising but did not require hospitalization.

Deputies arrested Charron and charged him with aggravated reckless conduct and criminal threatening. Bail was set at $3,000 cash.

Charron posted the bail Wednesday and is now set to appear in Alfred Superior Court next month.

York County Sheriff Bill King was not immediately available for comment on Charron's claims.

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