Police in Pennsylvania arrested Anthony Lescowitch after he shared a wanted
photo of himself on his Facebook page. Police posted the wanted poster
on their own page, and within minutes Lescowitch reposted it to taunt
officials. Lescowitch was wanted on charges including aggravated
assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct related to a July 2013 incident.
Cops were able to lure Lescowitch into a "meeting" with a female
Facebook user who responded to his Facebook post. An officer, pretending
to be the woman, messaged about the wanted post and he agreed to meet
with her. He was arrested on the assault charges during the meeting. Shortly
after the arrest, officers updated their Facebook post to read:
"CAPTURED!!!!!! SHARES OUR STATUS ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HIMSELF, CAPTURED
45 MINUTES LATER."
Violent crimes are serious, and charges for assault can lead to stiff penalties upon
conviction. Lescowitch's taunting approach to authorities will likely
garner him little favor as he proceeds to trial on the charges. If you
have been arrested on assault charges your first step should be to contact
a skilled criminal defense attorney, like those at Brown Law Offices.
It may also be advisable to avoid social media posts about the crime.
Nevada defines assault as "unlawfully attempting to use physical force
against another person or intentionally placing another person in reasonable
apprehension of immediate bodily harm." NRS 200.471. Depending on
the alleged victim of the assault and whether or not a weapon was used,
the crime could be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor and could result
in up to six years in prison.
If you, or someone you know, is facing assault charges the Las Vegas criminal
defense attorneys at Brown Law Offices can evaluate your case for free
and help you to formulate a defense based on your specific facts and circumstances.
Contact our office 24/7 for a free consultation. (702) 405-0505.