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November 6, 2012

YDC resident faces charges

NEW CASTLE — Charges have been filed against a Youth Development Center resident accused of assaulting a staff member.

State police filed a complaint against Dale Alexander Crosby, 20, of Drexel Hill for aggravated assault, aggravated harassment by a prisoner and simple assault as a result of an incident Saturday at the juvenile detention facility in Shenango Township.

According to police, staff members said Crosby threw a juice packet at a YDC employee after being ordered to his room. Later, while the male victim attempted to keep another resident out of Crosby’s room, police said Crosby punched him in the eye, knocking him to the ground.

The victim said he grabbed Crosby by the legs, forcing him to his bed. Other staff members arrived and during that time, it is alleged Crosby spat on the victim three times and struck him on the side of the head and face.

Crosby was arraigned by District Judge Scott McGrath and ordered lodged in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. His preliminary heariing is scheduled for Nov. 14.

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