(Marmora and Lake, Ontario) - On October 26, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a 50 year old female resident of Marmora and Lake was riding her horse on First Road, Marmora and Lake, Ontario when a neighbour began yelling profanities at her unprovoked. The female continued to ride down the road when she was chased by the same male driving a Kubota tractor. The rider lost control of her horse when it got startled by the tractor, and they both fell into the ditch.
Horse and rider were not injured.
Charged is 27 year old Matthew FRENCH of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township, Ontario with Criminal Harassment and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He will appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville, Ontario on November 8, 2018.