Man accused of throwing punch in?Wellsboro bar

WELLSBORO – John J. Winkler, 35, of 28 Grant St., Apt. D205, was charged by borough police with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment after he allegedly punched a man in a bar recently.

According to documents filed at District Judge Rob Repard’s office, police were dispatched to Yo’Mama’s Mug on Crafton Street March 17 after Winkler punched Chad Casher in the left cheek with a closed fist, resulting in a broken jaw.

Police said Winkler attempted to head butt Casher as he walked up to the DJ’s booth, but failed to connect. As Casher walked away, police said, Winkler swung at him, hitting him in the cheek.

Winkler was issued a summons to appear at an April 23 preliminary hearing.