Man allegedly assaults woman

JERSEY SHORE – Bruce Wellington Withey, 26, of 116 Mountain View Drive, Porter Township, faces charges of terroristic threats and simple assault for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his girlfriend, Krista Strunk, during a disturbance at the couple’s home on Dec. 13, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police.

After knocking the woman to the ground, Withey allegedly began punching her in the back of the head and her back, police said. He then dragged her to the back door and “slammed her face into the door,” police said.

Initially committed to the Lycoming County Prison, Withey has waived his preliminary hearing and is free on $25,000 bail.