Two suspects arraigned in Charleroi bar brawl

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A Mon Valley couple have turned themselves in to police in connection with a brawl in a Charleroi bar last week in which five people were injured.

Charleroi police today said Thomas G. Gentry, 30, of Donora, and Rose Brown, 33, of Belle Vernon, face multiple charges in the June 25 fight at MD Bar & Grill on McKean Avenue. Police said Mr. Gentry attacked three patrons and that his girlfriend, Ms. Brown, accompanied him into the bar. They turned themselves in to police on Wednesday.

Mr. Gentry and Ms. Brown were both arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins. Mr. Gentry is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, simple assault, having a prohibited offensive weapon, criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief. Ms. Brown is charged with obstructing emergency services, disorderly conduct, conspiracy and public drunkenness.

Mr. Gentry is being held in the Washington County Correctional Facility on $150,000 bond; Ms. Brown is being held on $100,000 bond.

A third suspect in the case, Terry L. Newton Jr., 24, of Charleroi, remains at large. Police said Mr. Newton slashed some of the victims with a box cutter.

None of the injuries suffered in the brawl was life threatening, police said.

First Published July 3, 2014 12:00 AM


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