Township man accused of assault
A 30-year-old Hazle Twp. man was charged with simple assault and harassment after state police in Hazleton said he squeezed his hands around the nose and mouth of a 24-year-old woman three times after pulling her to the floor on Friday evening.
Jason M. Quail also displayed a knife and told the woman to stop screaming before he was taken into custody at 6:42 in the 1100 Block of state Route 940, police said.
Quail is scheduled for a hearing on Nov. 28 at 12:30 p.m. before District Judge James Dixon of Hazle Twp.