Philipsburg man faces assault charge

A Philipsburg man is facing assault charges after allegedly pushing a woman and striking her.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Philipsburg state police, a trooper responded to Mount Nittany Medical Center on Tuesday for a report of an assault. The trooper interviewed a woman who alleged that Dustin Kramer, 28, assaulted her at their residence at 3 p.m. Monday.

The woman said that during an argument, Kramer “pushed her and spit at her,” the complaint said. He then allegedly pushed her to the ground and began to slap her “numerous times” in the head and face.

She also said he choked her while on the ground until she almost passed out, the complaint said. He then left the residence.

The woman alleges that she tried to deal with the pain but had to seek treatment for her injuries, the complaint said. The trooper observed scratch marks on her face and chest and bruises to the side of her face and neck.

Kramer was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Thomas Jordan and charged with one misdemeanor count of simple assault and one summary count of harassment. Kramer was released on his own recognizance.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 24.

Jeremy Hartley: 814-231-4616, @JJHartleyNews