Boyfriend accused of assault frets about bail amount

At his arraignment Monday on charges of allegedly robbing and assaulting his girlfriend, a former Montoursville man lashed out at a district judge, who set bail at $50,000.

“I can’t get a job sitting in jail. You’re ruining my chances of getting a job,” Zachary Thomas Harlan, 22, told District Judge James Carn.

“These charges are bull–,” Harlan said after the judge read him the list of offenses South Williamsport police have charged him with as a result of a disturbance with his girlfriend, Rachel Mauray, inside a guest room at the Kaba Hotel, 234 Route 15, where the two had checked in on Jan. 21.

The following morning, Harlan allegedly assaulted Mauray and took a cellphone charger from her as she began to leave the room, police said.

“The victim sustained injuries, including abrasions to her right leg, bruising to her arms and red marks to her arms and neck,” Patrolman Kevin Grant said in a criminal complaint.

Harlan is accused of pinning the woman down three times on a bed and “covering her mouth so she could not scream,” Grant said.

Harlan has been charged with robbery, false imprisonment, theft and simple assault.

Unable to post the bail ordered by Carn, Harlan, whose last known address was 528 N. Washington St., Montoursville, was committed to the Lycoming County Prison.