Domestic disturbance lands both husband, wife in jail

Following a domestic disturbance, a Gamble Township couple ended up first in an emergency room and then behind bars at the Lycoming County Prison, according to state police.

During a verbal altercation with her husband, Amber Springman, 35, picked up a knife and cut the hand of her husband, Mark A. Springman, Trooper Erik J. Barlett alleged in court papers.

Mark Springman, 38, “retaliated by grabbing the knife and elbowing the wife in the face, striking her in the right eye,” Barlett alleges.

“Springman threw the knife in the garbage and struck the woman multiple times,” Barlett said, adding state troopers responded to the couple’s homer at 881 Butternut Grove Road about 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

After the two were treated at Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries they allegedly inflicted on one another, Springman and his wife both were arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of simple assault and harassment. The two were jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail each.

Alleged threat lands man behind bars

After threatening to kill his girlfriend and her father on Valentine’s Day, Steven Allen Reid, 48, told the woman that he was “going to get a body bag for them,” according to state police.

Reid is alleged to have made the threats during a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend, Megan Hopple, at the couple’s home at 1411 E. Third St., about 9:40 p.m.

Hopple was on the telephone with her father, Robert Forker, when the threats were made, police said.

Already on probation for terroristic threats, Reid was arraigned hours later before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on the same charge and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $45,000 bail.