Meadville Teen To Be Tried As An Adult In New Years Day Beating

March 8, 2013
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A Crawford County judge ruled Thursday that a Meadville teen who is accused in the New Years morning beating of a man outside a Meadville pharmacy will be tried as an adult.

The attorney for 16 year-old Timothy Bolden immediately said he will look into an appeal.

Bolden is charged with beating and kicking a 34 year-old man who subsequently required surgery in Erie.  The incident allegedly occurred around 3:00 AM on the morning of January 1.

A 15 year-old friend implicated in the attack was recently found “delinquent” in juvenile court.  “Delinquent” is the equivalent of a guilty verdict in adult court.  The younger boy’s penalties will not be released since they were to be handed down in juvenile proceedings.

Bond for Bolden was set at $25,000, and he was sent to the Crawford County Jail.  He was ordered placed on house arrest should his bond be made.

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