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Lehighton man jailed on charges

Published May 22. 2010 09:00AM

A Lehighton man was jailed on multiple charges over the weekend.

State police at Lehighton said about 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, troopers were called to 2130 Forest St., Towamensing Township, for a reported assault incident.

Troopers said Gregory P. Steinmetz, 25, entered into a physical altercation with a 53-year-old male and a 51-year-old female at his residence and then fled the scene prior to the arrival of troopers. A search of the area was made and Steinmetz was found and taken into custody.

He was charge with two counts each of simple assault and harassment and one count each of resisting arrest, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance.

He was arraigned before duty District Judge Cassimir T. Kosciolek, of Lansford, and committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning after failing to post $3,000 cash bail.

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