Devin Flaharty
Devin Flaharty

A Windsor Township resident accused of hitting a man in the back of the head with a skateboard has been charged with felony assault, and police said they are still looking for his two buddies.

Devin Flaharty, 18, of the 3100 block of Freysville Road, remains in York County Prison on $50,000 bail, charged with aggravated assault.

York Area Regional Police said he struck Guy Verdinelli, 38, of Red Lion, in the back of a head with a skateboard, knocking the man unconscious.

The attack began about 10:45 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank, 1 N. Main St. in Red Lion, police said.

Verdinelli and two women were walking through the lot when they were approached by Flaharty and two other males, all three of whom began to harass the women, police said.

Comments made: "They were making comments," Regional Sgt. Jeff Dunbar said. "They were trying to intimidate (the group)."

Verdinelli told the trio to back off, after which he and the women tried to walk away, police said.

But the trio escalated the situation by pushing Verdinelli and trying to hit him, according to police.

One of the women started calling 911, at which point Flaharty struck Verdinelli on the back of the head with the skateboard, police said.

After Verdinelli fell to the ground, one of two other males with Flaharty punched Verdinelli four or five times in the head while the victim was lying on the ground, according to police.

Flaharty and the two other males then ran off, police said.


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Seriously hurt: Verdinelli was still unconscious when officers arrived and he was rushed to York Hospital, police said.

He remained in serious condition Monday afternoon, a York Hospital spokeswoman said.

Using information from eyewitnesses, officers later identified the attacker as Flaharty, according to police, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

He was arrested by Hellam Township Police on Sunday night at a township home where York Area Regional investigators suspected he might have gone, police said. He was subsequently arraigned at the county's central booking unit, records state.

Dunbar said police are still trying to identify the two males with Flaharty at the time of the attack.

Anyone with that information is asked to call Officer Adam Cohick at (717) 741-1259.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.