BREAKING: Jail COs Found Not Guilty in Assault Case

CLEARFIELD – Two county jail corrections officers – accused of assaulting an inmate in June of 2017 – were found not guilty by a jury of seven men and five women on Thursday afternoon.

William B. McGroarty, 60, and Brian E. Showalter, 32, both of Clearfield, were found not guilty on the charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal conspiracy.

Deputy Attorney General Bobbi Jo C. Wagner Esq. prosecuted the case on behalf of the commonwealth. Senior Judge David Grine presided over the trial.

McGroarty was represented by defense attorney T. Brent McCune of Pittsburgh. Showalter was represented by R. Anthony Deluca, also of Pittsburgh.

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