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Pergola_Joseph_1933 - SIX YOUTHS FACE TRIAL FOR ASSAULT Prosecuted...
SIX YOUTHS FACE TRIAL FOR ASSAULT Prosecuted for conspiracy and aggravated assault and battery, six youths, police said, beat up Joseph Pergola, 23, of 626 Willow st., on a lonely spot along the White House road on August 17, were given hear. lngs before Alderman Harry E. Castner yesterday and the case held over for criminal court. Each is free under $500 bail. Pergola, his head badly beaten and blood streaming from his face, was found in an automobile at Ninth and BIngaman streets on the night of August 17 by Patrolman William Hain, who was attracted by the man's groans. At St. Joseph's hos pital, Pergola told police that he was lured to a spot along the road by a man who told him that his wife was there. When Pergola arrived in his car, he said he was hit over the head with a baseball bat. He managed to escape, he said, and drove to Ninth and BIngaman streets, where he collapsed. Those given hearings and held for court 'were: Albert Ehrgood, M, Laurel street; George Ehrgood. 17, Gibraltar; William Ehrgood, 22, Gib raltar; William Cass, 18, Mulberry street; Harry Freese, 22, Laurel street, and Harold White, 18, Gib. raltar.

Clipped from Reading Times01 Nov 1933, WedPage 19

Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania)01 Nov 1933, WedPage 19
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