Most serious charges dismissed in Bedford activist shooting

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Terry Myers, 51, of Schellsburg arrived at court Wednesday, June 9 for a preliminary hearing based on his alleged role in a gunfire exchange last August that injured one person.

Myers was charged with aggravated assault, 19 counts of reckless endangerment of another person and 19 counts of simple assault.

Also charged in the incident was Orsino Von Thurman, 37, for aggravated assault and illegal possession of a firearm. As of Wednesday morning, Thurman had not been arraigned and did not show up for court Wednesday.

Two members of the activist group have testified against Myers, so far.

A Bedford County Magisterial District Judge dismissed the felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor simple assault charges against Myers. The prosecution withdrew a criminal mischief charge and amended the number of counts to reflect the alleged victims who were present at the hearing.

In addition, 10 simple assault charges and 12 reckless endangerment charges were withdrawn.

The charges bound for the trial are seven counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of harassment.

Stick with WTAJ as this story will be updated with more information on the outcome of Myers’ hearing from the Bedford County Courthouse.

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