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Apollo-Ridge School Board member charged with assault

Chuck Biedka
| Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
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A member of the Apollo-Ridge School Board is accused of assaulting a woman last week.Kiski Township police charged Richard Allen Fetterman, 52, of Sugar Hollow Road, Kiski, with attempted strangulation, simple assault and summary harassment for an alleged incident May 20.

According to court records, Fetterman posted $20,000 bond and is awaiting a preliminary hearing that has been moved to Rural Valley District Judge Kevin Lee McCausland's court.

Fetterman argued with the woman and started to squeeze her neck, according to an affidavit. He allegedly picked her up and she hit the back of her head on some kitchen cabinets.

The woman, who told police Fetterman was intoxicated, said she threw kitchen chairs into his path and fled to a nearby house.

Police said they saw that her neck was red and she had a small bump on the back of her head.

Attempts to contact Fetterman were unsuccessful.

Records show Fetterman is represented by attorney Alaine Gael Generelli. She wasn't available for comment Wednesday.

School board President Greg Primm and school district Solicitor Matthew Hoffman also didn't return calls for comment.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711, cbiedka@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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