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West Decatur man faces charges after attacking mother and Clearfield man

CLEARFIELD – A 25-year-old man will be tried in Clearfield County Court on several charges including assault, strangulation, and burglary after his violent outburst on New Year’s Eve.

Dustin Clark of West Decatur is accused of assaulting his own mother in her car, and then attacking and injuring another man in a Clearfield home.

Police report that after Clark jumped out of his mother’s vehicle, he broke into a South Second Street residence where he repeatedly punched and attempted to choke a man.

The victim suffered multiple broken ribs and was treated overnight at Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospital.

Clark said in a police interview the next day that he said he could not remember what happened because he was so intoxicated.

Clark waived his right to a preliminary hearing this week.

He is being held in the Clearfield County Jail with bail set at $100,000.