A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred on Sunday, Dec. 4, about 5:32 p.m. along Upper Beechwood Ave., Pottsville, in Foster Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Ronald Stewart, 53, of that address, got involved in a verbal argument with Valerie Stewart, 23, of Barnesville, which turned physical. He allegedly shoved Valerie Stewart down on a couch, grabbed her by the throat and shoved her down a second time, holding her down.

Troopers said she had minor reddening to her neck, a scratched nose and bruising to her right middle finger.