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East Delavan Avenue man arrested for slugging neighbor

A 59-year-old East Delavan Avenue man was arrested late Thursday for allegedly slugging two neighbors and breaking into their house in the 1400 block of that street.

Howard Benston was charged for second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. He is accused of punching his male neighbor in the face, forcing his way into the man’s house and hitting a woman with a chair before police arrived and arrested him. He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center.