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LeBron vs. Jordan: Argument leads to charges for State College man

Daniel Mondelice was arrested twice Saturday.
Daniel Mondelice was arrested twice Saturday. Photo provided

A State College man faces charges stemming from two arrests Saturday.

Daniel Mondelice, 22, was first taken into custody by State College police about 3:50 a.m. Saturday after police responded to his Calder Way apartment about a reported fight, according to police. Mondelice is accused of assaulting another man after an argument over the better basketball player, Michael Jordan or LeBron James, turned physical, police said.

Mondelice was arraigned before District Judge Steven Lachman on charges of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor of making terroristic threats and simple assault. He was released on $30,000 unsecured bail and told not to return to the apartment, police said.

Officers arrested Mondelice a second time about 6:30 p.m., after being called by female residents of an East College Avenue apartment, police said. Police said the women allowed Mondelice to stay at the apartment for a time, but he reportedly got argumentative and refused to leave when they asked him to go. He left when they called police and was apprehended outside the building, police said.

Mondelice was charged with felony criminal trespass and misdemeanor harassment after the second incident and was arraigned before Lachman a second time Sunday morning. The judge set bail at $10,000 and Mondelice was taken to Centre County Correctional Facility.

Preliminary hearings on both sets of charges are scheduled for Wednesday.

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