Connellsville man charged in beating
By Mark Hofmann
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 12:51 a.m.
A Connellsville man has been placed behind bars for allegedly beating a man to the point where he had to be transported to a West Virginia hospital.
Stanford Allen Russell, 40, of 1429 Cambria St. was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and disorderly conduct by on-call District Judge Randy Abraham.
At 8:53 p.m. Monday, police were called to Gibson Terrace.
According to police reports, Russell punched Justin Fletcher of Uniontown repeatedly in the head. Once Fletcher was on the ground, Russell allegedly kicked him and stomped him on the head.
Police said Fletcher was seriously injured during the assault.
Fletcher was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., for treatment of his injuries. His condition was unavailable.
On Tuesday, police filed additional charges against Russell for an incident that occurred on Aug. 27 and 28.
A woman told police Russell entered her home along Sycamore Street in Connellsville and tried to force her to have sexual relations.
Police said Russell pushed, struck and choked the woman. Police said Russell struck a child, who was younger than 1, while in the home.
He was charged with burglary, simple assault, harassment and attempted rape.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 10 before District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr. on the assault charges. A hearing has not yet been scheduled in the attempted rape case.
Russell was lodged in the Fayette County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bond.
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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