New Stanton man charged with assaulting woman in Bell Township |
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Chuck Biedka

Police say a New Stanton man put his knee on a woman’s throat and held a lit cigarette to her chest during an assault in Bell Township.

State police said Cody James Barron, 26, of East Street, New Stanton, also is accused of hitting a woman in the face with a shoe inside a Cecil Street residence in the Salina section of Bell Township on June 22.

Police accused Barron of breaking the woman’s glasses and, while holding her down with his knee to her throat, damaged her cell phone.

An arrest warrant was filed June 24.

Barron was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Jason Buczak on charges of alleged attempted strangulation, simple assault, four counts of harassment and damaging property.

Barron was released on bond with conditions pending a preliminary hearing later thins month.

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