Man to Face Up to 30 Years in Cook Forest Area Attempted Murder

sean-smithCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A 32-year-old Pittsburgh man who was found guilty last month on Attempted Murder and other related charges could spend up to 30 years in state prison.

Sean Smith, 32, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced 10 to 30 years in connection with an August 2013 assault in The Knotty Pines bar parking lot, in Farmington Township, Clarion County.

Smith was found guilty last month of Attempted 1st-Degree Murder and other related charges stemming from the incident.

According to Marienville-based State Police, around 9:45 p.m. on August 17, 2013, Smith 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 August 6 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

Assistant District Attorney Drew Welsh told, “I am very satisfied with the sentence. We need to keep our community safe and this indicates that violence will not be tolerated in Clarion County.”

David Sidney Shrager, a Pittsburgh attorney, represented Smith.

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