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Charges filed against Nesquehoning man

John Palmer Cleland Jr., 51, of West Catawissa Street, Nesquehoning, has been arrested by Nesquehoning police on charges of simple assault and harassment stemming from an incident at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Police said they were told by a woman that Cleland was intoxicated and struck her in the face. She said the incident started when her 3-year-old daughter told her that Cleland was urinating on a play chair and she began hitting him on the back to get him to stop. Police said Cleland turned and struck the victim on the chin.