A struggle on Excessive Road at roughly 4:18 a.m. Friday morning was damaged up by a Monongalia County deputy who was within the space.
In keeping with the legal criticism, Deputy Zachary Greenawalt noticed a struggle between three males and a feminine in entrance on the Nearly Heaven Bar and Grill on Excessive Road in downtown Morgantown.
The deputy activated his lights and sirens to cease the struggle and as he received out of the car, he reported a number of individuals had been pointing at a pistol mendacity on the bottom the place the struggle had occurred.
At the moment, Greenawalt said, two males ran from the scene towards Walnut Road.
The deputy was in pursuit when the 2 turned down an alley the place one of many males, later recognized as Christian D. Rush, 25, of Waynesburg, Pa., tried to cover on the backside of a stairwell, the criticism stated. The second male continued to run away.
Greenawalt positioned Rush underneath arrest, then spoke with the feminine and different male concerned.
In keeping with the criticism, they instructed the deputy they’d simply gotten off work on the Subway, which was subsequent door to the bar. Whereas standing exterior, they stated Rush, unprovoked, hit the lady behind the pinnacle then proceeded to punch her juvenile son within the face.
After the assault, the victims stated Rush’s companion displayed a 9mm pistol in his waistband. The boy allegedly then smacked the gun, inflicting it to fall to the bottom, the report stated.
Greenawalt stated Rush was uncooperative and refused to supply his title or the title of his confederate. He additionally refused to supply fingerprints.
Rush was charged with two counts of battery, fleeing from regulation enforcement, obstructing and refusing fingerprints. He was arraigned in Monongalia County Justice of the Peace Courtroom on Friday and was launched from custody after posting a $25,000 bond.
On the time of this report, the second suspect remained unidentified.