Man faces assault charges after fights in State College

mmorgan@centredaily.comNovember 17, 2013 

A Penn State student is facing multiple assault charges after getting into fights outside The Darkhorse Tavern and at Mount Nittany Medical Center early Sunday morning, State College police said.

Police said that Robert Boring, 21, approached a group of people and, after an argument, pushed a 27-year-old woman into a wall, causing a head wound that required staples. Another person in the group punched Boring and he was hospitalized, police said.

At Mount Nittany Medical Center, Boring got aggressive with the staff, and when a security guard tried to control him, Boring punched, kicked and spit on the security guard, police said.

He has been charged with felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor simple assault and a summary offense of disorderly conduct related to the hospital incident, according to court documents. Police expect additional charges to follow for the incident outside the Darkhorse.

Boring has previously pleaded guilty to charges including criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, defiant trespassing and public drunkenness in four separate incidents.

He was taken to Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing set for Nov. 27.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Matt Morgan can be reached at 235-3928. Follow him on Twitter @MetroMattMorgan.

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