New York man allegedly assaults woman in State College hotel room

By CDT staff reportsJanuary 19, 2013 

A New York man faces felony aggravated assault charge for allegedly attacking a woman in was staying with at a State College hotel.

State College police said Lavellous Purcell, 34, of Hemstead, N.Y., assaulted the woman in a room at the Ramada hotel on South Atherton Street.

In addition to the felony charge, Purcell faces a misdemeanor count of simple assault and a summary harassment violation, police said.

He was placed in Centre County Correctional Facility after failing to post $50,000 bail, according to court documents.

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