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.