LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.– Three people have been arrested and are facing charges after allegedly assaulting and robbing a man.
Alek Filipishin, 25, Chase Busser, 32, and Nicole Gallo, 25, are facing simple assault and robbery for their roles in the incident.
On January 12 around 9:25 p.m., police responded to the 300 block of Lincoln Ave. in Ephrata Borough for a reported assault.
Upon arrival, police found a male victim bleeding from multiple injuries to the head and face. He was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening head trauma.
After entering the residence on Lincoln Ave., police found blood on the floor, cabinets and counter of the kitchen that appeared as if it had been attempted to be cleaned up.
A witness told police that Busser put the victim in a choke hold before Filipishin punched him, knocking the victim to the ground.
At that point, both Busser and Filipishin becan hitting and kicking him, and Filipishin even allegedly hit the victim in the head with a hammer twice.
After an investigation, police determined that Filipishin, Busser, and Gallo had taken an undetermined amount of money and controlled substances from the victim.
All three of the suspects have been arrested and are now facing charges.