Two Clinton County men face assault-related charges for pulling a man out of his vehicle and punching him several times in the face after deliberately causing the victim's car to crash into theirs, Montoursville police alleged in court papers.
Thomas Myers Carstetter and a passenger in his vehicle, Damien Swope, both 19 and both of 406 Prospect Ave., Avis, face charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment as a result of the incident that involved Kyle Persun in the 1100 block of Broad Street about 9:45 p.m. July 15, police said.
Shortly before the crash, Swope and Carstetter approached Persun at a baseball game and allegedly attempted to get money from him, police said.
Sometime after the game, while Persun was behind a vehicle Carstetter was driving, Carstetter suddenly slammed on his brakes, police said. Persun was unable to avoid a collision, police said. Both Carstetter and Swope then dragged Persun from the vehicle and attacked him, police said. The two assailants then got back in the vehicle and drove off.
Carstetter had three other passengers in his vehicle, including a 3-year-old child, according to police. For deliberately causing the crash, Carstetter also faces charges of recklessly endangering, reckless driving, careless driving and hit-run, police said.
It was unknown if anyone was hurt in the crash. Persun was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered in the assault, police said.
Carstetter and Swope were arraigned Monday before District Judge Allen P. Page III and released on $2,500 bail each.