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Dunbar woman charged with assaulting mother

| Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Dunbar woman is behind bars after police say a family argument turned physical.

According to state police at Belle Vernon, Amanda Marie Fairfax, 25, of 411 First St. was fighting with her mother from noon to 9:30 p.m. July 17 along First Street, Juniata, allegedly punching her mother in the arm and then in the head about eight to 10 times, knocking her to the ground.

When Fairfax's grandfather tried to stop her, Fairfax punched him about five to eight times, causing bleeding on his right cheek.

Fairfax was arraigned on July 16 before District Judge Randy Breakiron and charged with simple assault and harassment. She's imprisoned with bail set at $25,000.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. today.

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