The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

April 15, 2014

News briefs from April 15, 2014

- — Man charged with attack on his wife in Walmart

HERMITAGE – A 78-year-old Greenville-area man has been charged with assaulting his wife of 43 years after he became fed up with her wandering around a grocery store, police said.

Ralph Ross, 141 S. Stateline Road, West Salem Township, was charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from the 7:13 p.m. March 31 incident in Walmart, 1275 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, police said.

Ross pushed a shopping cart into the electronic cart driven by his wife, Mary Louise Ross, police said. He also choked her and shook her, police said.

A bystander broke up the couple, police said.

“Ralph advised that he had just become ‘fed up’ with Mary wandering around the grocery store and ‘lost it.’” police said.

Ross posted bond and faces a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. April 22 before District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell.

Woman arrested for stabbing man with knife

FARRELL – A Farrell woman was arrested Saturday not long after she allegedly stabbed a man with a paring knife, police said.

Robin L. Smith, 47, of 53 Cathedral Court, stabbed Patrick Williams, 58, of 107 Oak Hill Drive, Shenango Township, at her home, police said.

Williams was treated at a regional hospital, police said.

When police were called, at 10:22 p.m., Williams initially reported he had been robbed by two men, police said. He later said Smith had robbed and stabbed him with a key, police said.

Smith was located at a home next door to where she lives with Williams’ cellular telephone and a bloody paring knife, police said.

Smith was arraigned by District Judge D. Neil McEwen, Pine Township, on charges of aggravated and simple assault, robbery and theft, and taken to Mercer County Jail for failing to post bond.

Smith faces a preliminary hearing at 11:15 a.m. April 22 before District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell.

3 injured in pickup-motorcycle crash

SANDY CREEK TOWNSHIP – A collision between a pickup and a motorcycle at abut 5:10 p.m. Sunday in Sandy Creek Township severely injured a passenger on the motorcycle.

A 17-year-old girl police didn’t identify turned her northbound pickup into the path of a southbound motorcycle driven by Robert M. Codispot, 50, of Butler, on U.S. Route 19, police said

Julie Ann Codispot, 46, was severely injured and was flown to UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after the crash south of Carpenter’s Corner Road. Codispot and the pickup driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, were treated at UPMC Horizon, Greenville, police said.

A spokesperson said Monday UPMC Presbyterian had no information about Ms. Codispot.

Neither of the motorcycle riders was wearing a helmet, police said.

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