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March 29, 2013

Lewisburg man charged with 24 additional counts in assault case

LEWISBURG — A Lewisburg man is facing more charges after a weekend fight sparked by a jealous confrontation.

Jabri Brown, 19, faces 24 additional counts, including seven felonies, according to court documents. He previously had been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of carrying a firearm without a license, all felonies. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of simple assault.

The new charges include burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license, two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of conspiracy to commit terroristic threats, two counts of simple assault, two counts of conspiracy to commit simple assault, four counts of reckless endangerment and four counts of conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment and possession of a weapon.

Brown was one of four suspects taken into custody Saturday after police said the men entered a house at 104 S. Eighth St. in Lewisburg and pistol-whipped two men, police said.

Brown, Antonio Carpenter, 17, of Montandon, Jeremy Drummond Jr., 18, of Williamsport, and Aaron Johnson, 19, of Williamsport, were upset because they spotted Drummond’s girlfriend with the home’s resident and two friends, police said.

Brown pulled a handgun and struck one of the men in the back of the head, while another person struck the second victim in the mouth before fleeing the residence, police said.

Carpenter and Johnson were held on probation detainers, while Drummond was sent to Williamsport to face attempted homicide charges, according to court documents.

Because Brown did not have a detainer against him, he is the only suspect to be charged at this point, according to Buffalo Valley Regional Police Chief Paul Yost. Police often file preliminary charges to hold a defendant after an incident, then file more extensive charges once the matter is investigated more fully, Yost said.

“Those (preliminary) charges will be withdrawn, and more lengthy charges will be filed,” he said.

Charges will most likely be filed against the other three defendants within the next week, Yost said.

“The officers are still following up,” he said.

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