Man Jailed for Striking Girlfriend in the Head in Brookville

Brookville Police Hummer LogoBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Brookville Police report responding to an assault incident near the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Police say the 11:24 p.m. September 5 incident occurred along Main Street near the courthouse.

Police were dispatched by Jefferson County 911 for a reported assault and around 11:26 observed a man who matched the given description.

Three witnesses said the 28-year-old Sligo man struck the 19-year-old female victim (identified as his girlfriend) in the head two times with a closed fist while the woman was holding their nine-month-old baby in her arms, police say.

The man was placed under arrest, taken to Brookville Hospital for medical clearance, and then taken to the Jefferson County Jail.

He was charged with simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness, police say.

The woman was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention.

The name of the suspect was not released.

The above report was released to on September 9, 2015.

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