Twins Charged With Assault

Police Say Brothers Beat, Robbed 2 Men

October 06, 1991|By Alan J. Craver | Alan J. Craver,Staff writer

Twin brothers have been charged with beating and robbing two men in Havre de Grace last month.

The 20-year-old twins, Timon and Timothy Kornegan, are accused of assaulting the victims with a gun, a baseball bat and an oak chair in the Sept. 8 attack in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Avenue, an area police said has been experiencing a high amount of crime.

The victims, who are cousins, were repeatedly punched and kicked.One was treated for fractured ribs and a collapsed lung and releasedfrom Harford Memorial Hospital, police said. The other victim, whoseback and shoulders were injured, declined medical treatment.

One victim had $270 stolen from his pocket as he lay on the ground after the beating, police said.

"The assailants were laughing and bragging after the assault and stated that they took money from the victims," police said in a report filed in Harford District Court.

Havre de Grace police are continuing their investigation and additional arrests are pending, said James Newby, spokesman for the department. Police believe others may have taken part in the attack.

Timon Kornegan, of Aberdeen, was charged with two counts each of attempted murder, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to maim, batteryand robbery, records say.

He is being held in the county detention center without bond. A trial in District Court is scheduled for Oct. 25.

Timothy Kornegan, who lives on the street on which the attack occurred, was charged with two counts each of attempted murder and robbery, records say. He is being held at the detention center on $50,000 bond. An Oct. 18 trial in District Court is scheduled.

If convicted, the Kornegans each face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Police gave the following account of the attack:

At 3:27 a.m.,a Bloomsbury Avenue resident called police to report that a group ofmen were punching and kicking two men in the street.

When an officer responded to the scene, between 15 and 20 people were standing inthe street but "dispersed" when they saw the police car.

The officer, Jonathan LaCotti, found two men lying in a yard. Both were unconscious and bleeding from their heads. "(LaCotti) attempted to obtain information from the victims, but was unsuccessful due to the severity of their injuries and semi-conscious state," the report says. "Local residents advised that they 'saw nothing.' "

A man who did not see the attack told police he saw the victims going to houses along Bloomsbury Avenue that night, the report says. The victims, when interviewed by police later, said they could not identify their assailants or give a motive for the assault, the report says.

A police investigation led to the Kornegans as having taken part in the assault.

Timothy Kornegan was charged Sept. 18, and his brother was charged Sept. 26.

The Kornegans have trials pending in Harford Circuit Courtin other criminal cases.

Timon Kornegan is awaiting trial on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with intent to maim, assault and battery, assault, daytime housebreaking and conspiracy, court records say.

He is accused of forcing a Havre de Grace resident from his home and assaulting him on March 30. A trial scheduled forlast month was postponed.

Timothy Kornegan is awaiting trial on charges of battery, breaking and entering and malicious destruction, records say.

He is accused of entering an Aberdeen home, striking aman and breaking a glass kitchen table on March 16. A trial date in the case has not been set.

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