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Man charged with simple assault

By Staff | Oct 14, 2014

MONTGOMERY – A Montgomery man was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment.

James Warren Hoffman III, 28, of 536 Riddell Road, allegedly attacked his girlfriend while she was preparing to take their daughter to her gymnastics class, according to a state police report.

Hoffman’s girlfriend told police Hoffman came into the room and told her she was not taking their child. She said Hoffman threw her to the ground and began choking her, saying he was going to kill her. She told him she couldn’t breathe and tried to get up, but he pushed her back to the ground, she said.

The woman was able to get away from Hoffman and ran down the hall, where he caught her and pulled her hair, an affidavit said. She left the house after Hoffman tripped over a fan while trying to stop her and went to a neighbor’s house. She later went to police headquarters in Montoursville to report the alleged assault.

Hoffman was arraigned before Judge James Carn and released on $12,500 bail. Carn ordered that Hoffman is to have no contact with his girlfriend.