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Knox Woman Accused of Slapping, Scratching Woman During Dispute

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 12:10 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

arrestBEAVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Knox woman is facing criminal charges related to an incident in which she allegedly slapped and scratched another woman during a physical altercation.

Court documents indicate the Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 39-year-old Lynn Marie Texter, of Knox.

According to a criminal complaint, around 9:21 a.m. on Friday, October 4, a crisis worker was doing a follow-up at the residence of Lynn Texter and another known female in Knox.

According to the complaint, the crisis worker contacted the Clarion-based State Police and reported that Texter and the known female victim had been involved in a physical altercation at the residence. Trooper McGinnis was dispatched to the scene.

At the scene, Trooper McGinnis observed the victim standing outside, with fresh scratch marks and broken skin and blood coming from the wound on her right cheek and jawbone area, the complaint indicates.

The victim reported that Texter had caused the injury during a physical altercation, according to the complaint.

Trooper McGinnis interviewed Texter who allegedly related that she did “slap” the victim in the face and that she caused the wound because she has “long nails.”

The complaint notes that Trooper McGinnis also spoke to the crisis worker who also stated that Texter caused the wound on the victim’s face during a physical altercation.

Texter was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Amy Long Turk at 12:00 p.m. on October 4, on the following charges:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 1
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

She remains free on $2,500.00 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, with Judge Turk presiding.

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