Charges pending in Ranshaw fight
RANSHAW - Coal Township police reported charges will be filed in connection with a fight Saturday night at Brady Fire Company.
No serious injuries were reported.
Chief of Police William Carpenter said the 9:38 p.m. disturbance involved people at a wedding reception in the fire company's banquet hall and individuals attending a party at the Ranshaw Civic Association grounds that followed a motorcycle run benefiting accident victim Cory Thompson, a Pennsylvania Army National Guardsman from Shamokin.
Carpenter said interviews are still being conducted in the ongoing investigation headed by Cpl. Terry Ketchem.
He couldn't provide details of the fight other than it initially began in the fire company parking lot where two men allegedly exchanged words. Carpenter said a disturbance later occurred inside the building before returning to the parking lot.
He described the fight as "minor."
"We've had a lot worse fights than that. I don't know why everybody is making more out of this than what actually occurred," he said, referring to rumors circulation about the incident.
"Charges will be filed," he said. "We just don't know who or how many will be charged."