A Tamaqua area man was jailed over the weekend on assault and related charges.
State police at Frackville said Justin James Chickilly, of 63 Fawn Lane, Walker Township, was arraigned early Saturday, Jan. 7, before duty District Judge James Reiley, of Pottsville, on charges of simple assault, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint and harassment. He failed to post $25,000 percentage bail set by Reiley and was committed to the county prison.
Troopers responded to Chickilly's residence to a report of an assault. An investigation revealed that the suspect allegedly assaulted Beth Ann Williams, 32, of that address, during a time span of 8:45 p.m. Friday to 7:45 a.m. Saturday.