Fight following Hampton wedding leads to several charges
By Deborah Deasy
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
A north suburban Pittsburgh man has a court date after a post-wedding rumble at the Hampton Community Center.
Hampton police charged Jason Davies, 47, of Ingomar with aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and reckless endangerment stemming from the Sept. 7 brawl.
Davies is free on $10,000 bail.
Davies' preliminary hearing was rescheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 2 to allow time for the subpoenaing of witnesses to the fights that broke out during a party after a wedding at the community center.
Police responded to the mayhem at about 11 p.m. Sept. 7
The brawlers broke chairs and stained carpets, among other damages costing “thousands of dollars,” said Chris Lochner, manager of Hampton Township.
Lochner recently told members of Hampton Council that the township needs to install security cameras at the community center and require police presence during future nuptial events at the center.
People who rent the community center are “financially responsible for any damages for which he/she is found responsible,” according to the township's facility rental packet.
“That's why they pay a security deposit,” said Susan Bernet, assistant manager of Hampton Township.
The damage security deposit is $100 “and will be returned if not needed,” according to the facility rental packet.
Lochner and Hampton police declined to give the names of the newlyweds who exchanged vows Sept. 7 at the center.
John Michael Linkosky, Davies' lawyer, declined to comment on his client's pending court appearance.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or email@example.com.
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