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Montgomery woman jailed for JT incident

Published September 20. 2011 05:01PM

A Montgomery County woman was jailed earlier this year for an incident in Jim Thorpe. Borough police said the incident occurred on Sunday, July 24.

About 2:13 a.m. police observed a female arguing with several individuals in front of Crocodile Lyle's Bar, 212 Center St. A further invesetigation revealed the female and her boyfriend were asked to leave the establishment after getting into an argument with other patrons.

The couple was identified as Victoria Ashley Black, 26, of 314 Fairveiw Ave., and Charles H. Hemmen, 24, of 367 E. Butler Ave., both of Ambler. The couple were told not to cause any more problems.

About 2:49 a.m. police were dispatched to the area of the Subway Restaurant along Lehigh Ave., for a report of a male and female fighting. Upon arrival officers made contact with Hemmen, who was sitting on his vehicle which was parked in the area of Hazard Square. Hemmen said he and Black were arguing but it was only verbal. Hemmen was taken into custody and while transporting him to the police station officers observed Black walking along the inner borough bridge.

Upon seeing police Black began to run but after a short chase she was apprehended and placed into custody. Police said while at the police station Black was uncooperative and at one point became combative and struck an officer.

She was charged with simple assault, persistent disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. She was arraigned before duty District Judge Joseph Homanko, of Weatherly, and placed in the county jail in Nesquehoning, after failing to post $2,500 straight cash bail.

Hemmen was cited for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, police said.

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