Howard man accused of domestic violence

A Howard man faces charges after a reported domestic violence incident earlier this week.

State police arrested Terry Gaines Jr., 34, on terroristic threats and simple assault charges Thursday after receiving a report from a woman that said Gaines had punched her in the face and at one point, choked her, at different points in time starting Wednesday night into Thursday, according to court documents.

Gaines also faces a summary harassment charge. He was arraigned before District Judge Steven Lachman on Thursday and is held at Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $40,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 12.