Crime

Local man hit woman, threw her off a porch, police say

A Morrisdale man is facing charges of simple assault following a June incident in Philipsburg.

According to a criminal complaint filed by state police at Philipsburg, troopers responded to an incident at about 10 p.m. June 16 along the 200 block of North Seventh Street in Philipsburg. A female resident reported an alleged argument between herself and her ex-boyfriend when he came to see their son.

The woman reported the man, Timothy Wills, 25, allegedly “got aggravated at her and grabbed her son out of her arms,” the complaint said. The woman and a roommate got the son back from Wills and returned him to the house.

Wills then allegedly grabbed her and hit her in the face, the complaint said. She bit him in the face to get away, but was thrown off of the porch.

Wills left when the woman’s roommates threatened to call police, the complaint said.

The woman allegedly suffered injuries to her face, arms and legs, the complaint said. She was photographed by state police and taken to Penn Highlands Clearfield by Moshannon Valley EMS.

Wills was arraigned before District Judge Allen Sinclair on Aug. 12 and charged with a misdemeanor count of simple assault, according to court documents. He was briefly imprisoned at the Centre County Correctional Facility before posting $10,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Jeremy Hartley: 814-231-4616, @JJHartleyNews

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