Young Township, PA – A Punxsutawney man faces assault charges after he allegedly hit and bit a woman after he had been drinking at a Jefferson County home last week.

The victim says that 36-year-old Adam Smithmyer had been drinking all day at a home in Young Township.

She says he was afraid she would take the beer away from him, so he struck her with a full beer can and then bit her forearm. The victim says Smithmyer often becomes violent when he drinks.

Smithmyer was charged with a misdemeanor for simple assault and a summery charge for harassment. He is out on bail currently. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for this Tuesday.

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