Police: Man hits woman after argument

Brian N. Northrop, 47, of 1531 Scott St., allegedly punched a woman in the mouth and threw her to the ground following a verbal argument on March 9 at Northrop’s residence, city police said in an affidavit filed at District Judge James H. Sortman’s office.

Northrop was committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail after his March 9 arraignment before Sortman on a charge of simple assault. He is scheduled to appear before District Judge James Carn on March 18 for a preliminary hearing.