Court rules Lost teeth 'serious' in Pa, biker case
MERCER, Pa. (AP) — The fact that his victim lost two teeth has taken a bite out an appeal filed by a western Pennsylvania biker challenging his aggravated assault conviction.
Pagan Motorcycle Club member Alan "Catfish" Bowen had argued that his conviction was illegal because the victim of his Dec. 31, 2010 attack didn't suffer "serious bodily injury" as required by the statute.
But the Sharon Herald (http://bit.ly/18S0rOv ) reports a Superior Court panel has upheld a Mercer County judge's ruling that the victim's loss of teeth was serious enough to warrant the conviction. The 40-year-old biker is serving one to three years in prison.
The appeals panel says the evidence only had to prove that Bowen tried to inflict serious injury when he came up from behind a man and punched him after putting him in a headlock.