Family charged with assault
WESTFIELD – Three members of the Tomb family – Shawn M. Tomb, 29, and Ronald M. Tomb, 56, both of 224 Purple Brook Road, and Christopher R. Tomb, 26, of 76 Purple Brook Road, were charged by state police with simple assault and harassment following a domestic dispute in the yard at 224 Purple Brook Road on June 20.
Police said Shawn allegedly struck his brother, Christopher, in the face. Ronald allegedly pushed his son, Christopher, off the porch. Christopher allegedly caused Ronald and Shawn to sustain facial injuries and swelling.
The three Tombs all were issued summonses to appear at a preliminary hearing today before District Judge Brian Edgcomb.