Man charged in attack with vase

June 29, 2020 Cranberry Local News

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A Zelienople man is facing a hearing next month on charges he smashed a vase over the head of another man at his home on North Oliver Street.

Noah Maupin, 31, is charged with aggravated assault, a felony, and disorderly conduct, a summary. He is free on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Zelienople police said they were called about 11:20 p.m. June 19 to Maupin's home for a reported domestic dispute. Officers got there and found Maupin and victim, who was bleeding from his nose.

On the floor, police said, was a “large amount of blood” and a broken vase. Maupin admitted that he hit the other man in the head with the vase after the victim attempted to pull him down the stairs, according to charging documents.

Police said the victim also recalled being hit in the head with the vase. He had a cut on the back of his head. A Harmony EMS crew was called and evaluated the victim at the scene, but he refused further treatment.

A preliminary hearing for Maupin is set July 7 at the office of District Judge Wayne Seibel in Evans City. Online court records indicated that the defendant is being represented by the county public defender's office, which could not be reached for comment over the weekend.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.