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Bakerstown Man Dragged on McKnight Road Faces Drug Charge

July 18 incident originally believed to be road rage.

What was first described as a in Ross Township has now resulted in the arrest of three people, including a 19-year-old Bakerstown man who was dragged by an SUV for nearly a half-mile.

Andrew Kaltenbaugh is scheduled for an Oct. 10 preliminary hearing on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

 said Kaltenbaugh met Brian Fish, 18, of Glenshaw, and an unidentified 17-year-old near Ross Park Mall on July 18 for a drug deal.

Kaltenbaugh thought he was buying a half-pound of marijuana for $2,000, police said.

“The exchange took place but one party attempted to 'rip off' the other by selling yard mulch instead of the marijuana,” said Ross Sgt. Benjamin Dripps.

Kaltenbaugh realized what had happened as Fish and the juvenile were beginning to , police said.

“It was at that time that Andrew Kaltenbaugh followed the vehicle, approached the passenger side, demanded his money back and attempted to enter the vehicle in order to grab the money,” said Dripps. 

“The vehicle continued its course of travel and Kaltenbaugh was eventually thrown from the vehicle causing serious injuries.”

Fish and the juvenile are charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangering.

Fish is free on bond. The juvenile was taken to Schuman Detention Center. All are due in court next month.

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