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Men sentenced for role in fight outside tavern

March 26, 2003|by STACEY DANZUSO

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Chambersburg men charged with simple assault in the attack on a man outside a bar last fall were sentenced recently in Franklin County Court.

Antoine Hicks, 23, of 407 Park Circle, and Kalif Cary, 19, of 335 Lincoln Way West, both previously entered guilty pleas to one count each of simple assault for their roles in the Oct. 19 attack, according to court records.

The two men approached Jermaine Ollins between 1:30 and 2 a.m. as he left Rob and Dara's Bar at 464 Hollywell Ave. in Chambersburg, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

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The men punched Ollins repeatedly and pushed him into a fence, the affidavit said.

A companion attempted to pull one of the two off Ollins, but she was shoved away, the affidavit said.

Shortly after that, several bystanders intervened and pulled Cary and Hicks off Ollins. Everyone then left the area, the affidavit said.

Ollins did not initially report the attack because he believed he only suffered bruises. Within two days he was in extreme pain and learned his jaw was broken, the affidavit said. It was wired shut until it healed.

Judge John Walker sentenced Cary Wednesday to pay a $150 fine and serve five to 23 months in Franklin County Prison. He gave him 115 days credit for time served and made him eligible for the prison work release program, according to court records.

He also ordered both defendants to pay $1,965 in restitution to Ollins' doctors.

Walker sentenced Hicks to pay a $150 fine and serve 24 months of intermediate punishment, including 60 days of intense supervision, court records show.

As part of the guilty pleas, aggravated assault charges filed against both men were reduced to simple assault, and neither will be prosecuted on one count of criminal conspiracy, according to court records.

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