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Latrobe man sentenced for hospital assault

Rich Cholodofsky
| Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

A Latrobe man will serve up to three years in prison for assaulting security guards in the behavioral health unit of Excela Heath Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.

Christopher Daykon, 33, pleaded guilty Friday to charges of aggravated assault in connection with two incidents in September 2017.

Police said Daykon, a patient in the unit, attacked one guard and attempted to remove a pepper spray unit during the confrontation.

Just days later, police said Daykon punched one guard, jabbed another one in the eye, attempted to bite a third security office and spit at a fourth as he was being taken to jail for a previous charge.

In court on Friday, Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Feliciani sentenced Daykon to serve 18 to 36 months and prison and ordered he undergo mental health treatment if necessary.

Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293 or rcholodofsky@tribweb.com.

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