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Police: Senseless remarks lead to assault on Allegheny basketball courts | Local News

According to the school’s public safety department, when rumors of alleged trash escalated during a basketball game at Allegheny College last fall, a player was left with multiple broken bones. facials.

Jahron Emanuel Momplaisir, 19, of Miami Gardens, Fla., will stand trial on two counts stemming from the Nov. 7 incident following a preliminary hearing before Magistrate District Judge Samuel Pendolino on Monday.

Momplaisir was among a group of basketball players on the courts at the Allegheny Sports Center around 7 p.m., according to the probable cause affidavit filed by the department in the case. After losing a game that involved “a lot of physical contact”, Momplaisir sat along the pitch during the ensuing match and made comments as play continued, police said.

A player on the pitch who had faced Momplaisir in the previous game also commented, pointing out that Momplaisir’s side had lost, according to police, and approached when Momplaisir challenged him to repeat. what he had said.

The player told police he was punched in the face as he turned to leave. Momplaisir told police that after the other player pricked him with his finger, Momplaisir retaliated by punching him in the face, according to the affidavit.

The player who was struck suffered fractures to his nose, bones around his left eye and left cheek, according to the affidavit.

Momplaisir faces a misdemeanor charge of assault and a summary charge of harassment. He remains free of his own commitment. A trial in the case will be scheduled for the June term of the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas.