Two Ohio residents and a Massachusetts inhabitant supposedly assaulted a man in Bella Vista.
A person-screaming call at 10 p.m. April 27 sent police to the 800 block of East Passyunk Avenue, where they found the complainant bleeding from his head. He and witnesses told them that the alleged aggressors punched him multiple times, causing him to fall to the ground, with the trio reportedly heading to a restaurant following the matter, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said.
Once the figures supposedly left the eatery, witnesses pointed them out to police, who arrested them without incident and who arranged transport of the victim to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where personnel placed two staples in his head and addressed loosened teeth, facial abrasions, and scratches to his back, neck, and hands. Police detained Joshua Krulcik and Christopher Follin, both of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and Edrina Cela, of Middleton, Massachusetts, and charged them with criminal conspiracy, simple and aggravated assault, and recklessly endangering another person. Krulcik and Follin posted their $50,000 bail, and Cela posted her $10,000 one. The three await a May 17 preliminary hearing.