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Pennslyvania man held without bail following second arrest in June

Joseph David Wright - Original Credit:
Joseph David Wright - Original Credit: (HANDOUT)

A Pennsylvania man is being held without bail after being arrested for the second time this month.

Joseph David Wright, 29, of Hanover, Pa., was arrested Tuesday and charged with a count each of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, second-degree assault and theft less than $1,000. He was initially held on $7,500 bond, which was changed to held without bail following a Tuesday bail review, according to electronic court records.

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Wright was also charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled dangerous substance that was not marijuana, according to electronic court records.

A Manchester officer met with a couple at Manchester Elementary School, who said that they were robbed by Wright and another man at the Sheetz. The man in the couple told the officer that a friend had called him for a ride from the Sheetz. When the man went to clear out the rear passenger seat, the friend started to punch the man in the face, according to a statement of charges.

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The friend then called for Wright, who emerged from the bushes, and punched the man before holding him down. Either Wright or his friend ripped off the man's watch before the friend got in the man's car, according to the statement.

The man's girlfriend said that was when the friend got into the car and grabbed her purse from her. Once the friend was able to wrest away the purse, he and Wright ran toward the woods behind the Sheetz, according to the statement.

The officer noted that the man had minor lacerations on his head and neck, while the girlfriend had a minor laceration on her arm. The couple estimated that the total value of the items taken was approximately $970 between the watch, the purse and the contents inside the purse, according to the statement.

Wright was previously arrested on June 14 and charged with theft less than $1,000 in connection with an incident in February. In that case, he was released on his own recognizance.

Wright is scheduled to appear in court on July 26 for his robbery charge.

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