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Newbie Man Faces Charges After Punching, Shoving Victim to the Ground

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 12:04 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

arrestNEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (EYT) – A New Bethlehem man is facing assault and related charges after he struck and pushed a victim to the ground.

According to court documents, the New Bethlehem Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 40-year-old Allen Blaine Clinger, of New Bethlehem, on Monday, April 15.

The charges stem from an assault that occurred on March 30 at a residence in New Bethlehem.

According to a criminal complaint, around 7:59 p.m. on March 30, Officer Taylor and Chief Malnofsky, of the New Bethlehem Police Department, responded to a residence on Penn Street in New Bethlehem for a domestic incident.

When the officers arrived on the scene, a known male stated that when he was loading his girlfriend’s furniture in the back of his pickup truck, he was attacked by a white male. He stated that the white male left the scene in his vehicle after assaulting him.

Officer Taylor spoke with a female at the scene who said that the white male who assaulted her boyfriend was her ex-husband, later identified as Allen Clinger, according to the complaint.

The known woman reported that Clinger pushed the victim to the ground then punched him in the face and on top of his head. She also stated that Clinger tried to dig his fingers into the victim’s eyeballs, the complaint states.

The known woman said that whenever Clinger was assaulting the victim, the victim punched Clinger in the face, the complaint indicates.

Photos of the victim’s injuries were taken.

Clinger was interviewed at the police station, and he allegedly admitted that he shoved and struck the victim, according to the complaint.

A preliminary arraignment is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on April 29 in front of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller on the following charges:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

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