Name of Man Accused of Assaulting Clearfield Man Released

CLEARFIELD – Harry Lee Merritts was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Richard Ireland on Wednesday for an alleged assault that sent a Clearfield man to a trauma center.

GantDaily reported Wednesday that the Lawrence Township Police Department responded to a fight in-progress on the 800 block of West Front Street. Upon arrival they found a man to have been severely assaulted. He was airlifted to the Altoona Regional Trauma Center for his injuries. 

Merritts was charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and related charges. He is currently in Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Officers were assisted by the Clearfield Borough Police Department and Clearfield Emergency Medical Services.

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