Brockway Man Accused of Shoving Brother to Ground, Causing Suspected Broken Rib, During Domestic Dispute

SNYDER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Criminal charges have been filed against a Brockway man who allegedly shoved his brother to the ground, causing him a suspected broken rib, during a domestic dispute.

Court documents indicate the DuBois-based State Police filed criminal charges against 36-year-old Michael Chad Delong.

According to a criminal complaint, around 8:27 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, DuBois-based State Police initiated an investigation into an inactive domestic dispute involving two brothers at a location on Reed Road, in Snyder Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, when they arrived at the scene, Michael Chad Delong was sitting outside the residence, while the victim was inside the residence.

Interviews with Delong and the victim then determined that the incident occurred after the victim went downstairs in the residence to Delong’s bedroom and a dispute over vape pen batteries began, according to the complaint.

Delong asked the victim to leave the room, and the victim failed to do so. Delong then reportedly shoved the victim to the ground, resulting in suspected broken ribs. EMS assistance was then requested, the complaint indicates.

When EMS arrived at the scene, although the victim refused treatment, he was having difficulty taking a deep breath and believed at least one rib was fractured, the complaint notes.

Delong was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13, on the following charges:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

He is currently free on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on November 16 with Judge Inzana presiding.

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