Two Harlan men charged with assault


November 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Harlan reported today (Sunday), that two people were arrested November 5th, following an investigation into a fight which resulted in injuries. 41-year old James Boell and 25-year old Marcus Erwin, both of Harlan, face charges of Assault with Injury and Public Intoxication for a fight which occurred at 1022 6th Street in Harlan. Boell faces an additional charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, while Erwin was subsequently charged with Obstruction of Emergency Communications.

According to court records, both men were released on $1,000 bond and will appear in court for their initial hearings on Nov. 22nd.  They were ordered not to have any contact with each other. Boell also pled not guilty to the Public Intoxication and Drug Paraphernalia charges. His bond was set at $300 for each charge.  Erwin pled not guilty to the obstruction and assault and public intox charges. His bond on those charges was also set at $300 each.