Crime

Assault charge follows alleged gun pointing

An Ohio man is facing a misdemeanor assault charge in Huntingdon County.

According to state police at Huntingdon, Joshua Tharp, 19, of Jewett, Ohio, allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend’s head early Monday. He was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Douglas Gummo, according to court documents.

Tharp was charged with one misdemeanor count of simple assault, police said. Bail was set at $75,000. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.

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