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Allentown assault victim dies, police search for suspect

Published On: Feb 02 2013 10:39:56 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 04 2013 06:06:52 AM EST

Assault Suspect Saught


Officials say the man who sustained major injuries from a Friday night brawl has died.

Allentown Police Chief Joe Hanna says 53-year-old Roman Bentley died Saturday evening from injuries sustained in an assault outside Freddie's Bar on Hamilton Street just after 11:45 p.m. Friday. 

Authorities are now on the hunt for the man they believe could be responsible for Bentley's death.


Police say they are looking for David J. Howard. A warrant has been issued for Howard on aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy charges.

Officials ask if you know where Howard is, to please call Allentown Criminal Investigations at 610-437-7721. You can also call the tip line at 610-439-5911 or text your tip in to (T-I-P-A-P-D)