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Man is jailed for punching woman

Published April 10. 2010 09:00AM

Juan Jose Rivera, 39, of Kunkletown, was arrested on charges of simple assault and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after an incident Tuesday at 3:50 p.m. in Polk Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said he was arraigned and committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville, in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Police said the incident happened at 4308 Huntington Road in the township when Rivera and a 32-year-old female from Kunkletown engaged in a verbal argument, at which time Rivera punches the woman in the eye and took her 1997 Acura without permission to do so.

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