- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

SHARPSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police say a 57-year-old western Pennsylvania man told them he was getting high huffing paint thinner before he inexplicably ran out of his house and accosted a 7-year-old boy, pinning him against a telephone pole.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Ricky Lee Hura, who has been incarcerated since his arrest Friday in Sharpsburg.

Police say a postal carrier witnessed the attack on the boy and intervene, along with other bystanders.

Hura remained jailed Monday and faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 20 on charges including unlawful restraint, simple assault, and reckless endangerment. He’s also charged with illegal use of solvents and public drunkenness for being under the influence at the time.


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