Man charged with as­sault for in­ci­dent

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL -

A 47-year-old bor­ough man who re­peat­edly punched a woman in the face and chest and then threw her down porch steps as she tried to leave a home in the 200 block of East Richards Av­enue on Feb. 3 was charged with sim­ple as­sault, ha­rass­ment and dis­or­derly con­duct.

Michael Gillen de­nied touch­ing the woman, whom he said has men­tal health is­sues, po­lice said in a prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit.

The af­fi­davit said the woman’s in­juries were pho­tographed at the hospi­tal of St. Luke’s Min­ers Cam­pus, where an am­bu­lance took her af­ter she filed a re­port at bor­ough po­lice head­quar­ters.

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