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Clarion County Jail Inmate Allegedly Punches Victim in Head; Faces Assault Charges
According to online court documents, criminal charges were filed against 25-year-old Stephen Michael Deloe, of Shippenville.
According to a criminal complaint, on August 17, 2016, Deputy Warden Sprankle, of the Clarion County Jail, notified Clarion County Chief Detective William Peck, IV, of an assault that occurred between two inmates.
The complaint indicates that Detective Peck was provided with a packet of information including Correction Officers’ reports and a CD of the video of the incident.
According to the complaint, around 8:52 p.m. on August 14, 2016, a known inmate stepped out of his cell as the medical cart was making its rounds.
Inmate Stephen Deloe exited his cell, as the door was open due to his toilet being “snaked.” He approached the known inmate and allegedly punched him on the right side of his face/head. The victim fell to the ground and struck his head/face off the rail on the steps, the complaint continues.
Deloe was then taken back into his cell by corrections officers and locked down, the complaint states.
The victim was attended to by corrections officers and had an open bleeding wound to the face/mouth area. He was transported to the Clarion Hospital ER for treatment and received sutures to close the wound/injury, according to the complaint.
Based on the investigation, Detective Peck requested the court to require Deloe to answer to the charges and pay restitution for the medical treatment of the victim.
Deloe was arraigned at 9:10 a.m. on September 1 in front of Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of Simple Assault.
Court documents indicate that bail was set at $5,000.00.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on September 13 with Judge Schill presiding.
Deloe remains in the Clarion County Jail.
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