Man Convicted in Cook Forest Area Attempted Murder

sean-smithCLARION COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – A Pittsburgh man was found guilty on Attempted 1st-degree murder charges stemming from an August 2013 assault in a bar parking lot, in Farmington Township, Clarion County.

According to Marienville-based State Police, around 9:45 p.m. on August 17, 2013, 31-year-old Sean Smith, of Pittsburgh, waited for a 38-year-old Leeper man to exit Knotty Pines bar.

Once the Leeper man exited the bar, Smith struck him multiple times in the face, head, and forearm with a black metal tire jack handle, police say.

Smith was convicted Wednesday before Judge Paul Millin on the following charges:

-one count of Attempted 1st-Degree Murder, Felony 1
-one count of Aggravated Assault, Felony 1
-one count of Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
-two counts of Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
-one count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
-one count of Disorderly Conduct, Engaging in Fighting, Misdemeanor 3
-one count of Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

Clarion County Assistant District Attorney Drew Welsh prosecuted the case.

David Sidney Shrager, a Pittsburgh attorney, represented Smith.


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