CLAY TWP — Two Butler County men are accused in a brass knuckle beating that left another man with a broken jaw.
State police arrested Robert M. Codispot Jr., 29, of Clay Township and Joshua A. Fajohn, 28, of West Liberty on felony assault and other charges stemming from the Friday morning altercation at Codispot's home on Muddy Creek Drive.
Both defendants are free on $30,000 bail each.
Police said they spoke to the victim, Justin Angerett, about 7 a.m. at Butler Memorial Hospital where he went for treatment of injuries following the suspected assault.
He told investigators that the alleged beating was connected to another incident earlier that morning, which state police also investigated, according to court documents.
Angerett recounted that he was driving a friend's vehicle in which Codispot was a passenger “because he was intoxicated,” a police affidavit said.
Police, he said, pulled him over and subsequently searched the vehicle, turning up pain pills.
During the stop, documents said, the alleged victim told police that the pills they found belonged to Codispot.
Preliminary hearings are set for April 24.
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