Third person charged in PNC Park finger-snapping assault
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A third person now faces charges that he assaulted a PNC Park security supervisor during a fight that temporarily cost the guard a finger.
Pittsburgh police found Nicholas Miller, 23, whose last listed address was in the Westmoreland County borough of Youngwood, when a burglary detective stumbled upon a photo of him and one of the other suspects -- Rachel George, 22, of Greensburg -- on Facebook, police said.
Officers arrested Ms. George and her father, Christopher George, 50, also of Greensburg, on May 12, shortly after they said the pair tangled with Pirates security supervisor Joseph Risher and a Pittsburgh police sergeant during a home game against the Houston Astros.
One of Mr. Risher's fingers became entangled in a fence and tore almost entirely off at the knuckle during the melee.
Officers noted in an affidavit that a third man -- identified then only as Ms. George's boyfriend "unknown" -- lunged at Mr. Risher and fled before the Georges became involved in the fray.
Pittsburgh police found Mr. Miller when he was arrested by another police department on a parole violation stemming from a DUI case in Westmoreland County.
Mr. Miller faces one count of simple assault in the PNC Park case.
A preliminary hearing originally scheduled for today was postponed until Aug. 9 so Mr. Miller could hire a private attorney, police said.
First Published July 19, 2012 2:25 pm