Two Cochranton men have been charged in the early morning burglary and assault at a Chula Court residence in Meadville on Tuesday in which police say a man was beaten repeatedly with a pry bar.

Adam C. Amon, 22, allegedly used a large metal pry bar to strike a man at the residence multiple times during the burglary. Andrew Ryan Hemenway, 21, also faces charges for allegedly striking, kicking or tackling the man.

The two men were arraigned separately before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino on Tuesday.

The burglary took place between 2 and 4:40 a.m. near the intersection of Chula Court and Linden Street, according to the criminal complaint filed by Meadville Police Department. The residence was occupied when the men allegedly entered in an attempt to take numerous items, according to police.

When they encountered the resident, a “violent physical altercation” occurred, according to the criminal complaint.

Amon faces felony charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, robbery — threat of immediate serious injury and aggravated assault. He also faces misdemeanor charges of theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy to commit theft and simple assault as well as a summary charge of harassment.

Hemenway faces felony charges of burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary and robbery — threat of immediate serious injury. He also faces misdemeanor charges of theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy to commit theft and simple assault as well as a summary charge of harassment.

Amon remains in Crawford County jail in lieu of $40,000 bond.

Hemenway remains in Crawford County jail in lieu of $15,000.

A preliminary hearing for both men was scheduled for Sept. 23.

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