Hearing Scheduled for Next Week for 79-Year-Old Woman Accused of Attacking Man With Broom

WINSLOW TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 79-year-old woman who allegedly attacked a man with a broom during a domestic altercation in Reynoldsville is scheduled to stand for a hearing in court next week.

Court documents indicate 79-year-old Janice Marlene Ghezzi, of Reynoldsville, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, on the following charges:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 1
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Reynoldsville Borough in early January.

According to a criminal complaint, around 12:38 p.m. on January 4, DuBois-based State Police received a call from Jefferson County Control regarding a domestic altercation that had occurred around 10:10 a.m. at a location on North Park Street in Reynoldsville.

Trooper Anderson responded to Penn Highlands DuBois and made contact with the victim.

The complaint notes that Trooper Anderson observed an apparent injury to the victim’s head and two lacerations to his right arm.

The victim reported that he and Janice Marlene Ghezzi had engaged in a verbal altercation over turkey, and during the altercation, he threw the turkey to the ground. Ghezzi then allegedly grabbed a broom and charged after him with it, causing the victim to suffer a laceration to his head, approximately one centimeter in length, and two lacerations to his right arm while attempting to defend himself from being struck by the broom, according to the complaint.

Ghezzi was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 11:00 a.m. on January 4.

Unable to post $5,000.00 monetary bail, she remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.


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