The Herald, Sharon, PA Published Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002


Christmas assault case headed to court

By Joe Pinchot
Herald Staff Writer

A South Pymatuning Township man charged with the Christmas morning assault of a Shenango Township policeman stipulated Wednesday that, if witnesses had been called at his preliminary hearing, prosecutors would be able to prove a crime occurred and that he might have been involved.

Albert Mundy, 20, of 2253 Anchorage Road, was charged by Southwest Mercer County Regional police with aggravated assault, escape, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and by Shenango Township police with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, underage drinking and public drunkenness.

Defense attorney Norman Barilla signed the stipulation before District Justice Henry J. Russo, Hermitage. Russo held all charges for court.

Shenango Township police said they were called at 6:30 a.m. to 394 Sharon-Bedford Road, where Mundy had broken the window of a Sharon man's car.

Mundy walked away, but was found at 30 Sharon-Bedford Road, police said.

While handcuffed, Mundy broke away from police and ran into a tree, suffering facial injuries that caused him to bleed profusely, police said.

Taken by police to UPMC Horizon, Farrell, Mundy broke away from medical personnel and ran into patrolman Robert David, who had arrived at the hospital to relieve another policeman at shift change.

Mundy and David fought, but Mundy was subdued by Shenango and Southwest police.

David missed some work that week due to a neck injury.

Mundy's blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit, police said.

Mundy was returned to Mercer County Jail after failing to post $50,000 bond.

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