Pa. man charged with four assaults

June 27, 1999|By DON AINES

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged an Antrim Township man with four counts of aggravated assault after a woman was beaten and a child was pinned against a fence by a van in incidents early Saturday morning.

Police said Ronald Calvin Bingaman, 36, of 9276 S. Rabbit Road, was also charged with corruption of a minor and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned before District Justice Larry Pentz and jailed in Franklin County Prison on $40,000 bond.

A prison employee said Bingaman was no longer being held Sunday evening.

The report said the incident began at Bingaman's home, where a 13-year-old girl from Mercersburg, Pa., and another 13-year-old from Greencastle were babysitting. Police said a man arrived at 2:30 a.m. and had "inappropriate contact" with the Mercersburg girl.

Bingaman's girlfriend, Janice Sue Statler, 34, of the same address, then came home and got into an argument with Bingaman, police said.


The two girls left the house with Billy Joe Bingaman, 28, of Greencastle, according to police.

Back at the home of Statler and Ronald Bingaman, Statler was assaulted and recieved facial injuries, according to police. Bingaman left the house in his van.

At 12822 Binkley Road, police said the two 13-year-old girls were sitting in a white Buick belonging to Beverly Bingaman, no age available, of Greencastle. The car was rammed twice by Ronald Bingaman's van, police said.

Both girls ran from the car, but the Greencastle girl was pinned against a fence by the van. The report said her leg was cut.

The driver of the van fled the scene. Police said there was about $2,000 in damage to the Buick.

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