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Fire chief assaulted at crash scene
By: WJAC Web Staff
FAIRHOPE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A Bedford County fire chief was assaulted while at the scene of a crash, according to state police.
State police at Somerset said a fight happened between Michael Sutphin, 22, of Hyndman, and Ronald Spiker, 45, of Hyndman, on Fairhope Road in Fairhope Township, Somerset County, at about 2 a.m. Sunday.
Police said Spiker, the Hyndman fire chief, suffered a broken finger, facial injuries and back pain as a result of the fight with Sutphin.
Police said the two got into an argument that then turned into the fight.
Police said Sutphin was not involved in the crash, but was in the area at the time. The details of what led to the argument and subsequent fight were not immediately available.
Spiker was treated for his injuries at a Cumberland Hospital, police said. Sutphin was arrested and released on $25,000 unsecured bond. The exact charges Sutphin are facing were not available.