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Private Criminal Complaint Filed by Former Bedford DA Dismissed


Former Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins was confronted in a store by a man he had once prosecuted, leading him to file a private criminal complaint which was quickly dismissed by a judge because Higgins did not follow proper procedures.

According to court documents, on April 1, Higgins and his teenage daughter were at the Bedford Township Sheetz store when Charles Horsh, 32, began yelling at Higgins in a threatening manner.

Court records show that when Higgins was Bedford County’s DA, he prosecuted Horsh for a June 8, 2011, fire at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bedford that c...

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