Dawson man charged in ax assaults
By Mark Hofmann
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
Charges have been filed against a Dawson man who allegedly assaulted two people with an ax and bit a woman's hand.
Jerry Allan Mulac, 44, of 254 Davis Road was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of simple assault, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and two counts of harassment at District Judge Dwight Shaner's office.
According to police:
On 8:25 p.m. Dec. 27, Brock Rice was travelling home along David Road when he was confronted by Mulac, who was standing in the roadway, holding an ax in one hand and pointing and yelling at Rice.
Mulac struck the left side of Rice's face with the ax handle and struck Rice's truck on the driver's side with the ax. Rice opened his truck door and pushed Mulac back and then fled the area.
Rice went to the home of his in-laws, and police were contacted.
Donald R. Sproat, Donald A. Sproat and Rice went to the Mulac home.
Mulac was standing outside in his driveway. As Donald R. Sproat attempted to exit his truck, Mulac struck him over the head with the ax. Rice tackled Mulac to stop the fight.
As Donald A. Sproat was approaching to help, Donald A. Sproat was struck in the head and back with a baseball bat by someone at the scene.
Members of the Sproat family and other neighbors arrived at the scene to assist.
Donald R. Sproat was airlifted to Pittsburgh for treatment of his injuries. Donald A. Sproat was treated at Excela Health Frick Hospital. Rice was looked at by Fayette EMS at the scene, and Donna Rice was treated at the scene for a hand injury she suffered when Mulac bit her while they were arguing.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Mulac at 9:15 a.m. April 16 at Shaner's office. Mulac is free on $10,000 unsecured bond.
Charges were not filed against Mulac's relative.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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