The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

December 6, 2011

More arrests expected in assault case

SHARON —

Sharon police have charged one woman and have itentified several more suspects in the robbery and assault of an Ohio couple Thursday night at a Sharon home.

Police Chief Mike Menster said a 22-year-old Burghill man and a 20-year-old Brookfield woman went to the George Street home of Jackie L. Shirley to return some property and she invited them inside.

When they entered the apartment, a woman and at least two men began assaulting the man and took him upstairs, Menster said.

They stripped the man, tied him up, gagged him and demanded money, Menster said.

They beat the man with their fists and an unknown small object, Menster said, and the woman hit him with a handgun. At one point, one of them produced a razor blade, held it to the man’s tongue and threatened to cut it off, Menster said.

During the assault, a man kept the woman downstairs and attempted to force her to perform oral sex on him, police said.

After about an hour, the assailants untied the man, let him get dressed and after taking $70, cell phones, prescription medications and bank cards, they let the victims leave.

Menster said the pair drove to the police station, arriving at about 8:30 p.m. The man was treated for multiple bruises and cuts to his face, head and body at the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System, police said. The woman was not injured.

Police went to the home and found Ms. Shirley but no one else, though there were signs of a struggle, Menster said.

Ms. Shirley, 38, of 325 George St., was arraigned on charges of robbery, unlawful restraint, aggravated assault, theft and conspiracy to commit those crimes and was taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond, police said.

Police declined to release the names of the other suspects but said they include at least one woman and two men.

Anyone with information about the assault and robbery is asked to call police at 724-983-3232.

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