Area Man Charged in New Year’s Day Assault of Woman

PoliceCLARION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Charges have been filed against a Clarion man who allegedly punched a woman in the face multiple times while in a vehicle traveling through Clarion Township in the early morning of New Year’s Day.

Court documents indicate the Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 36-year-old Anthony James Harris.

According to a criminal complaint, Troopers Knight and DuBovi, of Clarion-based State Police, were dispatched around 2:31 a.m. on Friday, January 1, to a report of a domestic incident occurring in a vehicle in the area of CL School Road and Waterson Road in Clarion Township.

The complaint notes a known female victim called in the report and said the other individual involved was Anthony Harris.

Although police proceeded to the scene, they were unable to locate the victim or Harris at the indicated location.

According to the complaint, the victim was located at her residence at around 4:00 a.m. She then reported that she was in a vehicle with Harris when he struck her three times in the face with a closed fist.

The troopers noted the victim had dried blood on the inside of her nose and on her chin as a result of blood that had dripped from her nose, the complaint indicates.

Harris was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller at 8:30 a.m. on January 1, on the following charges:

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

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

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. on January 12, with Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn presiding.

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