WEST CHESTER, PA — Iraq-war veteran, Stephen J. Buxton, appeared before Magisterial District Justice Thomas W. Tartaglio (via Zoom) from the medical unit in Chester County Prison, on March 31, 2021, to waive his right to a preliminary hearing on the criminal charges he faces.
Buxton served his country during two combat tours in Iraq with the Army National Guard, during which he was awarded the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Following his service, Buxton was honorably discharged and returned to live with his mother and sister in West Chester.
An attorney spokesperson stated that, as a result of an incident on February 11, 2021, Mr. Buxton was shot twice in the chest by police. After being sedated for more than four weeks at Paoli Intensive Care Unit, Mr. Buxton was arrested while in the ICU by law enforcement officials on March 19, 2021, and was subsequently detained in Chester County Prison. During the evening giving rise to the charges, no one was harmed except Mr. Buxton.
Mr. Buxton is represented by the West Chester law firm, Gawthrop Greenwood, P.C.
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