CLARION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Clarion man faces assault charges for throwing a picture frame at a woman and injuring her during a domestic dispute.
According to court documents, Clarion-based State Police have filed criminal charges against a 43-year-old man Terrance Lamont Gerard Monday, June 20.
According to a criminal complaint, a known female victim called police on Friday, June 17 at around 5:19 p.m. to report that her boyfriend–Terrence Gerard– had “beaten” her and “thrown a picture frame” at her in an apartment on Fraternity Drive, in Clarion.
When the call was made, a soldier was on Fifth Avenue South and observed Gerard walking on the sidewalk, the complaint notes.
The soldier stopped and questioned Gerard, who said he and the victim were “just arguing and they both threw things at each other, and he left,” the complaint states.
Gerard was advised to return to his residence, as another soldier would be with him shortly.
Police then interviewed the victim at his home and observed bleeding and fresh wounds in the victim’s rear bicep area, according to the complaint.
The victim said that the injuries came from a photo frame thrown by Gérard, which hit her, notes the complaint.
Gerard was arraigned at 9:55 a.m. Monday, June 20 before District Judge Timothy P. Schill on the following counts:
– Simple Assault, Offense 2
– Harassment – Subject to physical contact, summary
Unable to post $500.00 monetary bond, he was incarcerated in the Clarion County Jail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 at 1:45 p.m. with Magistrate District Judge Duane L. Quinn presiding.
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