A handyman was shot trying to break up an Airbnb party in the 1300 block of Broadway in Pendleton. (Photo: The Enquirer)
A Delhi Township man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting of an Airbnb handyman last month who was trying to break up a party.
Bryon Prather, 46, is charged with felonious assault.
Police have not said if Prather was actually the man who shot handyman Stephen Knight on August 16. Court documents state Prather was a “primary aggressor” in a group of 10 to 12 people who attacked Knight.
Airbnb has been attempted to crack down on unauthorized parties, which are against its policies designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Local Airbnb hosts have reported incidents of property destruction and even violence related to parties, and even Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac has said that these parties are likely happening because bars are closing