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Irwin man charged with assault for allegedly shoving gun in woman's mouth

| Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009

An Irwin man has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shoving a gun down a woman's throat while he pinned her down on a couch Thursday night.

Robert F. McCarron Jr., 44, of 1437 Plymouth Drive, was being held at the Westmoreland County Prison, according to Joseph Pocsatko, Irwin's officer in charge.

McCarron also was charged with simple assault and harassment in the alleged incident at his home.

In a criminal complaint, Pocsatko said Greensburg police contacted him after the alleged victim reported the incident to them.

The woman told Pocsatko that she attended Thanksgiving dinner at McCarron's house. She and McCarron got into an argument, which led McCarron to retrieve a pistol from his living room and throw her onto the couch, according to the complaint.

McCarron then grabbed her throat with his left hand and pinned her body down with his knees while he shoved the gun down her throat, the woman told Pocsatko. Pocsatko said the woman's throat was red and was scraped.

The complaint does not specify whether the gun was loaded.

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