Area woman charged with simple assault

Teresa Marie Fladd, 37, of 45 Back St., has been charged with simple assault for allegedly striking her boyfriend, Danle Smith, in the face with a frying pan and biting him on the right arm during a disturbance at the couple’s Upper Fairfield Township home about 12:50 a.m. Thursday, according to state police.

Following her arraignment before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley, Fladd was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.