A Schuylkill County man was jailed for simple assault following a domestic incident.

State police at Frackville said the Christopher Adam George and Clarica Bryant, both of 318 W. Lloyd St., Shenandoah, were involved in an argument about 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10. The argument became physical when George struck Bryant in the face and used both hands to choke her.

Troopers said Bryant was able to free herself and retrieve mase from her purse but before she could use the mase George grabbed her around the neck again and choked her. Bryant was able to spray George with the mase which stopped him from choking her.

George was taken into custody and arraigned before District Judge Antnony J. Kilker, of Shenandoah, and committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post 10 percent of $15,000 bail.