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Man jailed on robbery, assault charges

MUNCY — After her husband allegedly had already tried to strangle her twice, Emily Bean quickly made her way to her car, borough police allege in an affidavit.

As she pulled away from the couple’s home at 104 N. Market St., the woman saw her husband, Jesse Bean, charge towards her vehicle swinging an aluminum baseball bat over his head, Patrolman Kenneth Flewelling said in the court document.

Before the woman could get away, Jesse Bean smashed out a passenger window, the officer said, adding that the frightened wife managed to drive about a block away and call for help.

This drama unfolded about 9:15 p.m. on Oct. 14, when Flewelling was called to the neighborhood to handle a disturbance involving the couple. Since the incident, Jesse Bean, 26, has remained locked up in the Lycoming County Prison.

When Flewelling arrived on North Market Street, he saw that Emily Bean appeared shaken and had suffered “multiple injuries to her forearm, knuckles and throat,” the officer said in the affidavit.

The disturbance began when Bean threw a dish strainer filled with dishes and silverware at his wife and then grabbed her, threw her to the floor and tried to strangle her, the officer alleged.

The woman broke free only after a friend who was visiting stepped in and pulled Bean off her, Flewelling said.

While she was being treated for her injuries at UPMC Muncy, Emily told police that during the early-morning hours on the same day, her husband allegedly “grabbed her by the ankles, dragged her across the floor and turned her over on her stomach. He then put his knee into her back and started to choke her,” according to Flewelling.

Bean demanded money from his wife, and he only got off of her after she told him where in the house the money was located, the officer said.

Bean was taken into custody without incident at his home and arraigned before District Judge Aaron Biichle on charges of robbery, aggravated and simple assault, strangulation and recklessly endangering. He is jailed in lieu of $85,000 bail.

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