Charges against a Franklin man accused of assaulting a woman were withdrawn this week in Venango County Central Court.
19 year-old Michael Shoffstall had been charged with simple assault, the intimidation of a witness, harassment and disorderly conduct.
The charges had stemmed from an early morning incident reported at a residence on Dale Avenue in Franklin at about 12:30 AM on Sunday, April 27. Shoffstall had been accused of physically assaulting a woman, throwing a coffee table around her residence and breaking the woman’s phone to keep her from calling police.
Details on the update to the investigation were not available.