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Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

An East Franklin man was charged on Sunday for allegedly hitting another man over the head with a wrench twice over a $20 debt.

State Police charged Jason Lee Crawford, 36, of Glade Run Road with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing, public drunkenness, driving with a suspended or revoked license and flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment, when he was accused of breaking into a trailer owned by Timothy Justin Bureau, 37, of Staley's Court Road, Kittanning, and hitting him with a pipe wrench.

According to a criminal complaint, filed by Trooper Chad Savannah, Crawford hit Bureau with the wrench, fracturing his skull above his left eyebrow.

Before the incident, Bureau agreed to pay Crawford $70 for helping him build a shed during the weekend but was only able to give him $50, Savannah wrote.

Bureau said he planned to pay Crawford the remainder of the money on Monday, according to the complaint.

After striking Bureau, police accuse Crawford of fleeing the residence, abandoning his car along Lower Troy Hill Road and attempting to hide from police in the woods.

Police arrested Crawford, and he was committed to the Armstrong County Jail by District Judge Gary DeComo on Monday. Bail was set at $100,000.

Crawford will have a preliminary hearing in District Judge James Owen's Kittanning courtroom on Oct. 2.

Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or bpedersen@tribweb.com.

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