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Assault charge dropped against Penn ambulance supervisor

| Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 6:15 p.m.

A supervisor for Penn Township Ambulance Service had complaints against him of simple assault and harassment dismissed Tuesday by a district judge.

Edgar Grant, 45, of Penn had been charged by Westmoreland County detectives with a misdemeanor count of simple assault and a summary count of harassment after an alleged June 2 incident involving former ambulance service employee Anthony Stoves.

Detective John Clark filed the complaint after Stoves, who had been working as an EMT, alleged he informed Grant in June of an accident involving an ambulance during bad weather. Stoves claimed when he told Grant how the accident occurred, “Grant advised Stoves that he was fired from the ambulance service,” Clark reported.

Stoves alleged he suffered a neck injury when Grant attempted to forcibly remove his ambulance service jacket.

Grant, who has worked for the ambulance service 29 years, contended the complaint was unfounded.

Grant was represented by Greensburg attorney Ken Burkley at his preliminary hearing before Harrison City District Judge Helen Kistler.

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