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Two charged with assault in separate cases

When city police arrived at 1300 W. Fourth St. to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance about 4:15 p.m. on May 7, an officer saw “a bloody gash on the left side of a woman’s head. Blood was dripping onto the front of her T-shirt,” according to an affidavit. Her boyfriend, Stephen Wayne Hamilton II, 50, had grabbed her cellphone from her and threw it at her head, police alleged.

The assault occurred in their apartment at the West Fourth Street address, police said. Charged with simple assault and harassment, Hamilton was initially jailed, but has since been released on $25,000 bail. He also has waived his preliminary hearing.

Concerning another domestic disturbance, when state troopers arrived at the scene on Main Street in Montgomery about 2:30 a.m. on June 18, “there was blood in a bathroom sink as well as on a door leading to the bathroom,” according to an affidavit. Police allege George Klinger, 38, of 125. S. Main St., struck a woman “multiple times” in the home they share, according to a witness.

The woman reported Klinger allegedly struck her once, but Klinger told police he was “unsure how she was injured,” the affidavit stated. The woman had a laceration to her upper lip, police said. Charged with simple assault and harassment, Klinger was initially jailed, but has since been released on $20,000 bail.

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