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Man charged with assault for allegedly knocking stepfather down stairs

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Knoxville, Tennessee man is charged with criminal mischief and domestic violence after allegedly assaulting his stepfather in Louisville.

Herb Buchart said in a criminal complaint that his stepson, Tyler Schaefer, now 26, came to his home drunk on March 31, 2013 and began arguing with Buchart's wife. Schaefer then punched Buchart in the head causing him to fall down the stairs, according to the report.

Buchart and Schaefer continued fighting until police responded and Schaefer left the scene. Buchart suffered injuries including a broken finger and a torn meniscus, which required surgery.

Schaefer is charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief.

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