Troopers Allege Simple Assault in Charlestown Incident

CHARLESTOWN PA – A 26-year-old Phoenixville man was arrested on two counts of simple assault and related offenses after he allegedly pushed and kicked two victims, and shoved a third against a window, Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop J Barracks in Embreeville reported Sunday (May 22, 2022).

Troopers wrote that they responded May 8 (Sunday) at 10:05 p.m. to property on Lewisville Court in Charlestown Township, Chester County, after receiving a report that the Phoenixville man pushed two victims – a 61-year-old woman, and a 21-year-old woman, both also of Phoenixville – to the ground. Once down, troopers reported, the alleged assailant “began to kick them, as well as hold both of their heads down to the ground.”

The report did not indicate what prompted the incident.

Both victims “were able to escape their residence and flee” to an adjacent neighbor’s property for help, troopers added. The 26-year-old followed them there, and then “pushed their neighbor,” a 48-year-old Phoenixville man, “up against his front window,” according to their report.

The report also did not indicate what injuries, if any, were suffered by the three victims, or if they required medical treatment.

The 26-year-old was “taken into custody,” troopers stated. Court records show he was charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple assault, and cited for two counts of harassment. During his May 9 preliminary arraignment, he was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing later during the month in the Phoenixville courtroom of Magisterial District Judge James C.

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