2 charged in beating that left New Freedom man unconscious and concussed


Police say two men from southern York County jumped another man in New Freedom, beating him unconscious and leaving him with a "severe" concussion and broken bones in his face.

Jesse Robert Caldarazzo, 35, of 437 N. Main St., Red Lion, and Charles John Bull Jr., 35, of 10 E. Main St., suite A, Railroad, were arrested Sept. 16 and are charged with one count each of aggravated assault, which is a felony, as well as one count each of simple assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and harassment, all of which are misdemeanors or summary offenses.

Southern Regional Police say two men — later identified as Bull and Caldarazzo — "jumped" David Schlenoff outside of Hodle Tavern in the early morning of Aug. 29. People who saw the fight told police they had chased off the attackers, who had been continuing to punch and kick Schlenoff after he fell unconscious, according to charging documents.

They then brought the victim home, from where his family brought him to the hospital.

Police interviewed Schlenoff a couple of weeks later on Sept. 12, and they say he still had visible injuries to his face. He told them he'd suffered a severe concussion, a broken eye socket and multiple cuts and bruises to his face, elbows and knee, documents state.

He told officers he remembers walking away from the tavern and stopping to light a cigarette, He recalls two men walking toward him, and then all he can remember before going unconscious is "a fist coming towards his face," according to documents. He said there hadn't been any argument before the fight, and that he doesn't know why he'd been attacked, police say.

He then picked Bull out of a photo lineup, documents state.

Both remain free on monetary bail — Caldarazzo on $20,000, and Bull on $10,000, according to online court records.

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