Assault results in one sent to hospital, two arrested

WELLSVILLE – Wellsville Police arrested a pair of village residents following a brawl that sent one man to the hospital early Saturday morning.

According to a police report, officers responded to My Bar, 358 Main St., shortly after 2:30 a.m. on April 19 after receiving reports of a fight in front of the establishment. Upon arrival, they spoke with Cody Gill, who said he had exited the bar and started for home when Brian Cramer of Main Street in Wellsville, ran up to him, knocked him to the ground and started kicking him.

Gill displayed minor injuries to his arms, having used them to cover his head and face during the attack.

More seriously injured was Brandon Rawson, who told police he was leaving the bar when he saw two males assaulting Gill. Rawson told police that he was suddenly attacked by Tanya Powell, also of Wellsville, who struck him in the face with a beer bottle. Rawson fell to the ground and was attacked Aby Cramer and another unknown male, who also kicked him.

After a short time, Cramer, Powell and the unidentified male got into a car and fled the scene.

Rawson refused treatment at the scene, but was later transported to East Liverpool City Hospital with a broken nose, several lacerations to his face and contusions to his right arm.

The following day, Gill and Rawson gave statements to police, and charges were filed against Cramer and Powell. The two were subsequently located, arrested and charged with assault before warrants had to be issued.

Wellsville Officer Joe Saraniti said neither Cramer nor Powell would identify the other male attacker, claiming they only knew him by a nickname. Once an identity is learned, Saraniti says a warrant for assault will be issued for his arrest.