Police seek man in robbery, beating of Madison man |

Police seek man in robbery, beating of Madison man

An Allegheny County man is wanted by state police for allegedly beating a Madison man with a baseball bat and robbing him of $3,000.

Timothy Erin Fresh, 20, of 360 Bunola River Road, Bunola, is charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, simple assault, terroristic threats, false imprisonment and theft by unlawful taking.

State police at Greensburg allege Fresh, along with at least two other unidentified assailants, went to a residence on Route 136, near Poverty Hollow Road, Hempfield Township, and beat Justin Marshall Lents with a bat before fleeing with the cash.

Police said Fresh and the others demanded Lentz give them drugs and money. After retrieving $3,000 from a bedroom, the assailants tried to ride off on three dirt bikes taken from the house’s garage, but they were unable to start the bikes.

Fresh and the others wore masks during the robbery, but Lentz told police he saw one of the men’s faces when he removed his mask to try on a motorcycle helmet.

Charges were filed with District Justice Mark Mansour, of Hempfield Township. An arrest warrant also has been issued.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.