Two Jefferson County Men Cited in Family Scuffle

BIG RUN BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Two brothers are facing charges following a family scuffle that occurred in Big Run earlier this year.

Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney-based State Police filed charges against 28-year-old Christopher Michael Lyons, of Big Run, and 27-year-old Travis Aaron Lyons, of Punxsutawney.

According to a criminal complaint, around 3:30 p.m. on April 22, Tpr. Malloy of the Punxsutawney-based State Police was dispatched to a domestic indecent between two brothers on Church Street in Big Run.

Upon his arrival, Tpr. Malloy interviewed Christopher Lyons, who related he got into an argument with Travis Lyons. Christopher reported that Travis swatted him across the face, so he bumped his stomach against Travis. He went on to state that Travis then knocked him down and punched him under his left eye.

The complaint notes Christopher had a visible injury to his eye.

Around 3:50 p.m., Tpr. Malloy interviewed Travis at the State Police Barracks in Punxsutawney. According to the complaint, Travis reported Christopher told him to leave his residence and he was going to do so. He related that Christopher said, “I will hit you,” and noted he should have just left, but instead, got in Christopher’s face and said, “then hit me,” and Christopher then shoved him with his stomach, knocking him to the ground. Travis also reported an injury to his right bicep, which Tpr. Malloy was able to observe.

Following the incident, both men were cited for summary harassment through Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office. The charges were then transferred to non-traffic court.

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