Three charged in alleged assault
Three men face charges in Bedford County after being accused of pointing a pistol at a West Virginia man and beating him when he didn’t have anything to give them.
Tyler James Bumgardner, 18, of Everett; Jadin Reese Zinn, 18, of Clearville; and Xavier Zhane Barger, 19, of Rawlings, Maryland, each face two felony charges of criminal attempt — robbery, inflicting serious bodily injury, a felony charge of aggravated assault — attempts to cause or causes serious bodily injury or injury with extreme indifference, a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and summary charges of harassment and disorderly conduct. Bumgardner faces an additional simple assault charge, according to court documents.
The charges stem from an early Sunday incident after the victim had taken a friend to a party at a barn on the 1100 block of Mechanics Hollow Drive, West Providence Township, Bedford County. At 3:30 a.m., the victim was sitting in his car waiting for the friend to return when he was approached by the three males, court documents state.
The victim said Bumgardner produced a tan semi-automatic pistol, pointed it at him and said “What do you got?”
When the victim told them he didn’t have anything, they began punching him as he sat in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, police reported.
The victim was able to drive away and went to Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, for treatment. He was diagnosed with an orbital fracture to his left eye socket area, police said. He reported the assault on Tuesday, and showed police his records, according to court documents.
Bumgardner and Zinn were arraigned Wednesday before Magisterial District Church Kathy S. Calhoun, while Barger was arraigned Thursday before Calhoun. All three were released on $50,000 unsecured bail. Their preliminary hearings are set for Aug. 17 in Bedford County Central Court.