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Williamsport man lands in jail after domestic disturbance

During a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend at the couple’s West Edwin Street home, Charlie Murray repeated again and again “I’m not going back to jail,” according to an affidavit filed by city Patrol- man Andrew Stevens. However, jail is exactly where the 30-year-old Murray landed after he was arraigned before District Judge Christian Frey on charges of simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching Rachael Dixon in the face, “bruising her cheek and tongue, causing her to split blood rom her mouth,” the officer said.

While officers were en route to the couple’s home at 755 W. Edwin St. about 9p.m.onSept.7,a911 dispatcher told them that he could hear “physical fighting in the background through an open line,” Stevens said.

The couple’s front door was wide open when Stevens arrived at the home. “I could hear a man and a woman screaming inside,” Stevens said.

“Murray was on top of Dixon, and Dixon was on the floor in a corner, hysterically crying,” the officer added.

Upon seeing the officer enter the room, Murray stood up and told Stevens, “I’m not going back to jail.”

Stevens ordered Murray three times to sit in a chair that was next to him,

but Murray refused. He charged at the officer, who pushed him backwards.

Suddenly, Murray flipped over a table that had a large knife on it, Stevens said. “I deployed my Taser, which brought Murray to the ground. He was then handcuffed,” the officer said.

Dixon told police that Murray allegedly attacker her while she was in the bathroom.

Due to an elevated heart rate, Murray

was admitted to UPMC Williamsport, but he was arraigned the following morning upon being dis- charged. He remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.

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