West Chester Man Arrested and Charged with Simple Assault

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WEST CHESTER, PA — A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with simple assault. The arrest took place on the evening of December 1, 2023, following a reported physical disturbance.

According to the West Chester Police Department, at approximately 9:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the scene of the alleged incident, which occurred on the 400 block of Sharpless Street. Upon arrival, they launched an investigation into the matter.

The suspect, identified as Cooper Rutherfurd, allegedly assaulted another individual at the location. After a thorough investigation, police took Rutherfurd into custody. He was subsequently charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor offense that involves knowingly causing bodily injury to another person.

Following his arrest, Rutherfurd was transported to the Chester County Prison for arraignment. A preliminary hearing is pending at District Court 15-1-01. Further details about the incident or the identity of the victim have not been released by the authorities.

It’s important to note that an arrest, a criminal complaint, or charges are not an indication of guilt. Every person accused of a crime, including Rutherfurd, is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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