Punxsutawney, PA – A Punxsutawney man is facing felony charges after he reportedly attempted to punch a state trooper outside of a bar early Monday morning.

Police found 30-year-old Ron Simpson II in the parking lot of a bar on West Mahoning Street in Punxsutawney just before 2 a.m. Monday morning after they had been called out to handle a fight.

Simpson allegedly screamed at the officers while they were there, then became combative and tried to punch one of the troopers whenever police started to arrest him.

Simpson is facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, harassment, and public drunkenness.

He is free on $30,000 unsecured bail and is currently awaiting his preliminary hearing.


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