Two women accused of dragging Smith man with vehicle

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Smith Township police charged two women with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after they allegedly dragged the estranged husband of one of the women with a vehicle earlier this month.


Adele M. Kinkela, 38, of 195 McClure Ave., Burgettstown, and Tiffany Linda Cikovic, 28, of Weirton, W.Va., also are charged with simple assault, burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct stemming from the May 12 incident.


Officer George Kalish was called to the home of Dennis Kinkela, 270 Margaret St., for a report of a stolen license plate. He told police Cikovic and his estranged wife entered his home earlier and removed clothing from the dryer when he was not home.


The two reportedly returned later, after he arrived home, and Kinkela claimed his estranged wife scratched his vehicle and tried to steal the license plate.


Kinkela said the two women were in a vehicle leaving the property as he was trying to get the plate from Adele Kinkela. She allegedly held onto his arm as Cikovic drove away, dragging him down the road. Kinkela said he suffered minor injuries to his arm and foot. The two woman also allegedly threw the stolen clothing out of the vehicle window as they drove off.


Police Chief Bernie LaRue said Adele Kinkela reportedly was upset because her estranged husband brought another woman to the house.


The charges were sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton. A preliminary hearing is set for June 17 before Dutton.


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