Franklin Man Charged With Physical Assault On A Woman

February 8, 2014
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A Franklin man faces a preliminary hearing on Wednesday (Feb. 12) on charges stemming from a physical assault on a woman at an apartment at Arbor Circle.

26 year-old Richard Beatty was charged earlier this week with simple assault, making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and harassment.

Beatty stands accused of slamming a woman’s head against a closet door, punching the woman in the left eye, kicking the woman numerous times after she had fallen, and threatening to kill her.

The woman was treated at UPMC Northwest for eye, head, rib and hand injuries.

After his arraignment, Beatty was lodged in the Venango County Jail.  His bail was set at $75,000.

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