New Castle News

April 16, 2013

Man charged with assaulting co-worker

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A Sharpsville man was jailed after allegedly striking a co-worker with a pipe wrench.

Cedric Cook, 41, was charged with aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, two counts of harassment and terroristic threats.

He was arraigned before District Judge Scott McGrath and jailed on $5,000 bond.

Pulaski Township police were called to Haas Environmental Services at 8347 Mercer St. in Pulaski Township about 7 p.m. Saturday following a disturbance.

Officers said Cook told them he had confronted a co-worker about a piece of equipment missing from a truck. He said the two argued and he struck the other man three times with a pipe wrench.

The victim, who police said sustained severe swelling and abrasions of the left arm, told police he had tried to ask Cook about a camlock, that was his personal property. He said Cook exited a Haas company truck and struck him with the wrench, “swinging it baseball bat style.”

Police said the victim said he would seek medical treatment on his own.