Oil City Men Plead Guilty To Assault And Theft

March 27, 2013
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Two Oil City men entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court on Tuesday to charges connected with a November assault on a third man.

23 year-old Shane Vitka and 26 year-old Kevin Meagher entered their pleas to counts of simple assault and theft by unlawful taking.  In a plea bargain, charges of robbery against both men and a second count of assault against Vitka were dismissed.

Meagher is accused of holding a B-B rifle on a man at the victim’s Oil City apartment while Vitka allegedly struck the man with a pair of handcuffs.  The defendants then allegedly left the scene with the B-B rifle, which belonged to the victim, another similar weapon, and other items.  They were arrested three days later at an Oil City convenience store.

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