Assault case scheduled for trial
SUNBURY - A 27-year-old Coal Township resident charged with repeatedly punching and kicking a man and slamming his head off the ground outside Brady Fire Company is scheduled to face a trial this summer.
Richard "Ricky" J. Madden Jr., of 1000 W. Willow St., decided to go to trial Friday morning at a pre-trial conference before Judge Charles H. Saylor. His trial is scheduled to be held in July, but Madden can still enter a guilty plea prior to that.
Madden is charged by Coal Township Patrolman Joshua Wynn with a felony of aggravated assault and misdemeanors of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.
Police said Dale Wilk Jr., 31, of 2004 Pulaski Ave., Coal Township, the victim of the assault, suffered bruises and scrapes on his head and face as a result of the Oct. 20 attack and required emergency room treatment.
Wilk told police he has "blacked out" since the assault and continues to consult with a doctor.
Madden, who remains free on $10,000 unsecured bail, was represented by Attorney Joel Wiest of Sunbury. Assistant District Attorney Michael Toomey represented the commonwealth.
The pre-trial conference was one of 95 scheduled before Saylor on Friday.