Woman waives prelim on charges of hitting another with SUV in Kittanning
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Contractor fighting Armstrong blight one house at a time
- Manorville boy gets his wish: a week at Walt Disney World
- Ford City’s proposed budget would slash police force
- Former Worthington police chief going to trial
- Police probe Kittanning Cemetery scam
- Construction vehicle falls onto car in Apollo; driver not seriously hurt
- Grant funds lessons in etiquette, job interviewing for Ford City students
- Kittanning Light Up Night a celebration of holiday spirit, bittersweet endings
- Off-road Toy Run in Templeton to raise money for charity
- Coupons fuel food bank donation for Kittanning Township family