Herron pleads not guilty to all charges

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By Susan Sharp

Pleading not guilty to charges stemming from an alleged bar fight, Anthony Herron appeared in Campbell County Criminal Court on Monday.

A grand jury had indicted Herron last week on aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, theft under $500, evading and resisting arrest along with simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance.

In November 2008 Herron was arrested by Caryville Police after he and another man allegedly fought in the parking lot of a bar.

When authorities arrived that night they found one man laying in the parking area bleeding from his head, the CPD report said. Herron had allegedly fled on foot.

When spotted a few miles down the road by CPD Officer Freddie Stagnolia, Herron was falling down as he attempted to walk.

As officers worked to apprehend him, Herron struggled and smelled of alcohol, according to CPD reports.

Once in custody, police searched Herron finding not pills but a set of keys and a wallet later identified as belonging to victim. Herron later told police two men had followed him outside the tavern, instigating the altercation. However, witnesses at the scene said it was the opposite of Herron’s version, CPD reports said.

Instead, Herron had been asked to leave the bar after creating a disturbance, the witnesses said. Later, he was spotted in the parking lot assaulting a man and rummaging through his pockets.

His next scheduled court appearance is Feb. 2.