Police: 73-Year-Old Corsica Woman Arrested for Hitting Man With Walking Stick

CLOVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 73-year-old Corsica woman is behind bars following an incident where she allegedly struck a man repeatedly with a walking stick, causing injuries to his face and arm.

Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 73-year-old Kathy Eileen Duvall.

According to a criminal complaint, around 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, Punxsutawney-based State Police were dispatched to a report of an active domestic incident at a residence on Roller Coaster Road, in Clover Township, Jefferson County.

At the scene, police spoke to Kathy Duvall and a known male victim.

According to the complaint, when asked what had occurred, Duvall initially said “nothing,” but then stated the male victim had grabbed her left arm and twisted it.

When asked about how much she had to drink that day, Duvall reportedly told police “a lot,” the complaint continues.

Police observed the male victim had multiple fresh injuries to his face and arms.

According to the complaint, when asked what had occurred, the victim told police that Duvall became upset about some home improvements, and she began to yell at him and then grabbed a walking stick from inside the residence and began to hit him with it.

The victim reported that Duvall struck him in the face multiple times, causing his glasses to make several cuts to his face. He also said that she struck his arms, causing a minor laceration to his elbow, the complaint indicates.

Duvall was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock at 7:25 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, on the following charges:

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

Unable to post $15,000.00 (7%) monetary bail, she was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

The case was subsequently transferred to Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak’s office on July 15, and Duvall’s bail amount was increased to $20,000.00 monetary, with the Bail Action Reason listed as “Per Judge.”

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on August 3 with Judge Bazylak presiding.

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