I received the following letter from Hagerstown attorney Lewis C. Metzner today:
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I wish Mr. Metzner success in his continuing study of the English language. I also talked to multiple lawyers about the letter and they all provided negative criticism of the professionalism on display.
As a result of all this, I will be travelling to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania posthaste to look at Allegheny County court records to find out exactly what Ryan Miner confessed to in open court that resulted in his apparent guilty pleas to charges of Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact (18 § 2709 §§ A1 in PA Code) and Simple Assault (18 § 2701 §§ A3 in PA Code.)
Here’s what the Pennsylvania Code says about the elements of Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact (18 § 2709 §§ A1):
§ 2709. Harassment.
(a) Offense defined.–A person commits the crime of
harassment when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another,
(1) strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects the
other person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to
do the same;
Here’s what the Pennsylvania Code says about Simple Assault (18 § 2701 §§ A3):
§ 2701. Simple assault.
(a) Offense defined.–A person is guilty of assault if he:
(3) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury;
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.