Police cite two men after fight as they opened a Conway dry cleaning business for the day

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 25, 2013 

— Conway police cited two men after the men argued and fought as they went to work at the downtown cleaners business, according to a police report.

Ronald Jackson Stalvey, 50, and Raul O. Suarez, 61, were each cited with third-degree assault and battery after officers were called at 6 a.m. July 19 to Stalvey’s Cleaners at 1613 Fourth Ave., in Conway, according to a police report.

Officers learned the men were coming to work and Stalvey unlocked the door to the business, walked inside and then turned and locked the door leaving Suarez outside, according to the report. The men exchanged words and Stalvey opened the door and struck Suarez.

In the report, Suarez said he had a bucket in his hand when Stalvey hit him, so he hit Stalvey with the buck in the head, according to the report. Stalvey said Suarez was cursing when the men got to the business and an argument occurred.

Stalvey told police he hit Suarez in self-defense, but as police questioned the men they each gave conflicting stories about what exactly occurred, according to the report. Both men had visible injuries and were treated by EMS.

The men are scheduled to appear in court in August on the charges.

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