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Schuylkill man jailed for assault

Published October 11. 2011 05:01PM

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Saturday, Oct. 8, on a charge of aggravated assault. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at 8 Ton Road at The Silt Dams, in Blythe Township.

Troopers said about 6 p.m. at the above location Jennifer Gernert, 34, and Christopher Pate, 32, both of Schuylkill Haven, engaged in a verbal argument which escalated to physical contact.

Pate allegedly struck Gernert in the face. Gernert sought medical treatment at the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville and later transferred to the Reading Hospital where she received treatment for a broken jaw.

Pate was taken into custody at his residence and arraigned before on-call District Judge Anthony Kilker, of Shenandoah.

He was committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post $25,000 straight cash bail.

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