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Charges Filed In Alleged Fryburg Chainsaw Assault

January 9, 2014

One of two men suspected in an assault against a Shippenville man which allegedly included threats with a chainsaw was arraigned this week in Clarion County Court.  As of Wednesday, a second man still faced arraignment.

37 year-old Shawn Jay, from New Bethlehem,  was arraigned Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and disorderly conduct.  He was lodged in the Clarion County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 21.

Officials say 24 year-old Robert Myers, from Shippenville, faces charges of aggravated and simple assault, making terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct.

The charges stem from a series of incidents at a Fryburg bar on the Saturday afternoon before Christmas.  Police say Jay and Myers were ordered to leave the establishment after Jay punched a 25 year-old Shippenville man in the face.  Myers allegedly hit the same man in the head with a beer bottle as he walked out the door.  The suspects reportedly waited for the victim in the parking lot of the bar, and there Myers is alleged to have threatened the man with a chainsaw which he removed from the bed of a truck and started up.

Police say Jay and Myers fled the scene when the victim pulled a handgun on them.

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