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March 15, 2014

Charges withdrawn, refiled in burglary, assault

NEW CASTLE — New Castle police have refiled charges against three suspects in a December burglary and assault on the East Side.

Jason J. DiSalvatore, 37, 109 Angela Lane is charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespass, conspiracy to commit criminal trespass, two counts each of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, conspiracy to make terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, conspiracy to endanger another person and five counts each of simple assault and conspiracy to commit assault.

Jeremy Perine, 36, of 1112 Summit Ave. and Dwight D. Short Jr., 29, 2150 Boyd School Road are both charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespass, conspiracy to commit criminal trespass and three counts each of simple assault and conspiracy to commit assault.

Police withdrew the earlier charges and the new ones were filed before District Judge Melissa Amodie Tuesday. Each of the three posted $25,000 bond. Preliminary hearings for them are scheduled for Thursday.

According to police, officers were called to the 700 block Cunningham Avenue about 2 a.m. Dec. 27 regarding an assault. Officers were told a woman had been assaulted by the three men and two unknown women.

The victim said the five had gone to beat up her boyfriend and screamed for her to open the door. Before she got to the door, the victim said, she heard what sounded like a gunshot outside.

She said she pleaded with them to leave but the three men kicked in the back door and attacked her boyfriend in the kitchen. She said DiSalvatore pistol whipped her and pushed her to the ground when she tried to break up the fight. Police said the woman sustained a broken wrist as a result of the fall. A third person in the house also was beaten up by the intruders, police were told.

The woman said DiSalvatore had pointed a handgun at the two men during the beating.

Officers said the residents found DiSalvatore’s handgun, a 9 mm semi-automatic with five live rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber, in a kitchen drawer. Later, officers were told, a 9 mm shell casing was found outside the back of the house.

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