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Police log in 12/20 Morning Herald

December 20, 2000

Police log in 12/20 Morning Herald



Pa. man arrested, faces three charges


ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A Mercersburg man was placed in Franklin County Prison Saturday night on assault and harassment charges stemming from an argument that evening, Pennsylvania State Police report.

The 23-year-old man, whose name was not available, was charged with simple assault, harassment and providing false information to a law enforcement officer Saturday. He was placed in the county jail in lieu of $35,000 bail, police said.

The man allegedly arrived at a residence on Nugget Way and, after a verbal argument, pushed Tobie Lynn Scott, 20, of St. Thomas.

She was not injured, but the man then began a struggle with Steven James Scott, 21, of St. Thomas, in which punches were exchanged, police said.

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Michael Lee Shaffer, Jr., 20, of St. Thomas attempted to break up the struggle and was punched by the man, police said.

Police were called, and in the course of the investigation, the man provided false information to police.

No further information was available.

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