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Injured man found lying in Waynesboro street

one man in custody

August 11, 2011

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A Waynesboro man found lying on South Potomac Street on Thursday morning with a bloody face reported he had been beaten by two people, Waynesboro police said in a news release.

Police arrested Joshua Pryor, no age given, of Chambersburg, Pa., and charged him with aggravated assault, the news release stated.

Daniel Shea suffered a fractured nose, facial contusions, and lacerations to both his upper and lower lips, police said.

Police said an officer on patrol at 2:26 a.m. was flagged down by a woman who said there was a man on the road. Shea was found near the intersection of South Potomac Street and Snider Avenue.

Shea said he was drinking earlier in the night at Pappy’s Pub. When he was leaving, he accompanied a woman who he said seemed upset with two males, police said.

Shea and the woman encountered the male suspects on Potomac Street. One of the male suspects allegedly accused Shea of stalking the woman, police said.

Shea and the larger male suspect argued, then the suspect allegedly punched him, police said.

“The female claimed that she did not know the identity of either of the males involved in the assault,” police wrote in the news release.

Police said they later encountered four people in the 100 block of West Main Street, questioned them and arrested Pryor.

Pryor was taken to Franklin County (Pa.) Jail, the news release states.

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