Pennsylvania man charged with assault

by | Aug 30, 2018 | Criminal Defense

In a perfect world, everyone would live together in perfect harmony. However, in reality, conflict occurs between family members, co-workers, random strangers, friends and neighbors. While conflict is natural and relatively commonplace, violence as a result is not. Unfortunately, police in Pennsylvania have recently arrested a man and charged him with assault.

The incident happened on a day in August. The alleged victim was reportedly involved in some sort of dispute at a private residence — an interaction that reports describe as a “physical altercation.” Details of this dispute are unclear. Afterward another person at the residence (though apparently not the one involved in the original dispute) is said to have fired two shots into the front seat the of victim’s vehicle.

Reports indicate that the female victim was sitting in the back of her vehicle. Her foot was struck with a shard of glass, and she was transported to the hospital. Police did not release additional information about her condition in the immediate aftermath of the incident. The alleged shooter, a 50-year-old man, was arrested, but he posted bond soon after his arrest.

In addition to a charge of aggravated assault, the man is also accused of recklessly endangering another person. Unfortunately, the man must now make several important decisions over the course of the next few weeks. Often, people in Pennsylvania who are charged with a crime do not have the necessary legal experience to allow them to successfully navigate the criminal justice system on their own. Fortunately, there are professionals who can help.