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Cordaro Stonewall charged in break-in, assault at home, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Mar 28 2013 01:29:08 PM CDT
EASTON, Pa. -

A man who broke into a home two days ago and hit a man in the head is now in custody, police said.

Cordaro L. Stonewall was spotted by a witness running toward a white van and away from the home of Joshua Dejesus on South 13th Street in Easton, after he had broken into the home and hit Dejesus on the head at about 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.

Stonewall's blow caused a cut on the back of Dejesus' head, officials added.

Stonewall was found with a pair of brass knuckles at 1298 Spruce St., Easton, at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Police also discovered that Stonewall was wanted in connection with a March 4 assault on Luis Columbie in the unit block of North 3rd Street in Easton that caused injuries that required medical attention, officials said.

Stonewall, 21, of 1312 Northampton St., Easton,  was arraigned early Thursday morning on charges of assault, harassment and burglary for the attack on Dejesus; possessing a prohibited offensive weapon for having the brass knuckles, and assault and harassment for the attack on Columbie, according to court documents.

He was committed to the Northampton County Prison on $10,000 bail for the Dejesus charges, and $5,000 bail for each of the other two sets of charges, court papers show.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. April 2 on charges from the Dejesus case and having the brass knuckles, and 9 a.m. April 3 on charges from the Columbie case.