Brawl leaves 2 injured, 3 jailed
By Joe Beck
Three men went to jail and two were hospitalized with facial fractures as a result of a brawl at a residence in the 300 block of Coal Mine Road on Friday night.
Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Scott Proctor said a fourth person, an unidentified juvenile male, is also likely to be charged for his role in the melee.
The adult defendants are: Joshua Thomas Ingle, 19, of 220 Colby Lane, Toms Brook; Justin Tyler Biggers, 21, of 2999 Stony Creek Road, Edinburg; and Junior Edmond Lloyd Reynolds, 19, of 225 Bushy Ridge Drive, Star Tannery.
Ingle and Biggers are both charged with malicious wounding and assault and battery by mob. Reynolds faces a single charge of assault and battery by mob. Each defendant was arrested a day or two after the incident and held without bail in the RSW Regional Jail.
Proctor said all three of the victims are males, ages 54, 44 and 16, from Star Tannery. Proctor said the motive for the assault is unknown.
“Apparently there had been some kind of earlier contact between these two parties,” Proctor said.
Proctor said the victims reported their assailants attacked with a baseball bat, a pipe and an axe handle.
Proctor said one of the victims called sheriff’s deputies to the scene about 8:45 p.m., a short while after the assailants had left. The two adult men “both received fractures to the facial area,” Proctor said.
Both were treated at Winchester Medical Center and later released, Proctor said. Deputies received no report of the 16-year-old being injured, Proctor added.
Ingle and Biggers are scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court at 2 p.m. Sept. 19. Reynolds’ next court date is set for 9 a.m. Thursday in Juvenile and Domestic relations Court.
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