By RICHARD F. BELISLE
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An attorney representing a convicted armed robber during his sentencing in Franklin County Court Wednesday was punched in the face by his client, who became upset after learning he was going to prison for 10 years, court officials said.
Todd A. Dorsett, appointed to defend Gregory Ward, 26, of Chambersburg, was checked by a physician Wednesday afternoon. Dorsett said he sustained a possible mild concussion and would need X-rays to determine whether his jaw was broken. Dorsett, who wears braces on his teeth, was bleeding from his mouth after the attack.
Ward was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the courtroom incident, authorities said.
Dorsett and Ward were standing before Franklin County Judge Douglas Herman during a morning sentencing hearing. Ward was wearing an orange prison uniform and was not handcuffed.