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Woman waives prelim on charges of hitting another with SUV in Kittanning

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 11:27 a.m.

A Cabot woman waived her preliminary hearing on Wednesday on felony and misdemeanor counts connected to her allegedly hitting a woman with her SUV outside a Kittanning bar last week.

Jessica Ann Tarr, 24, of McKruit Lane remains in the Armstrong County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. She is accused of hitting Jessica Cravenor, 31, of Kittanning with her Acura at 1:29 a.m. on May 1, which left the victim with a broken leg and pelvis, and damaged ligaments and tendons in her leg.

The women were among about 25 people who earlier had been fighting outside the Attaboyz Sports Bar & Restaurant on South Jefferson St., and later near the Hot Spot Hotel & Lounge on North Grant Avenue.

Police also filed charges against Jesse Sanford, 26, of Ford Cliff and Travis Johnson, 27, of Kittanning for allegedly being involved in the fight, said Kittanning police Chief Bruce Mathews.

The fight between the two women began when Cravenor allegedly attempted to break up a fight between Sanford and Johnson outside one of the bars. The fight began over a $35 debt Johnson owed to Tarr, Matthews said.

Tarr is charged with a felony count of aggravated assault, misdemeanor counts of simple assault and involvement in an accident resulting in personal injury, four misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person and four summary offenses of reckless driving.

Sanford and Johnson both are charged with misdemeanor counts of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

Sanford is charged with an additional misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

Police plan to issue Sanford and Johnson's charges via summons. A preliminary hearing has not been scheduled for either man.

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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