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Man jailed in domestic dispute

Published March 20. 2012 05:01PM

A Schuylkill County man was jailed following a domestic incident.

State police at Frackville responded to Middleport about 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16, for a reported domestic dispute. Through an investigation it was learned that James Paul Lake, 39, subjected Tonya Lee Kerns, 34, to physical contact by shoving and choking her at their residence.

He was placed under arrest for domestic simple assault and arraigned before District Judge David A. Plachko, of Port Carbon. He was unable to post 10 percent of $25,000 bail and was committed to the county prison in Pottsville.

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