A suspect in the fight outside of McLean Hall on Sept. 3 waived his preliminary hearing last Wednesday in Cumberland County Court.
The suspect, Veron Tamir Henson, 20, of Shippensburg faces charges of simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. A felony count of aggravated assault was withdrawn by authorities, according to court documents.
Henson was released from Cumberland County Prison on Sept. 13 on $30,000 bail. His arraignment has been set for Nov. 6.
According to police reports, Henson was involved in a fight involving about 20 to 30 people on Sept. 3 around 8:30 p.m. outside of McLean Hall. Pennsylvania State Police troopers from the Carlisle barracks were called to assist Shippensburg University police officers to handle the situation.
When Pennsylvania State Police troopers attempted to break up the fight, one trooper tried to detain Henson and remove him from the scene. Henson began struggling with the officer. Both fell to the ground with Henson landing on the trooper’s leg, breaking it. The trooper was taken to Carlisle Hospital for treatment.
Henson was held in Cumberland County prison from the day of his arrest until his release on Sept. 13.