On May 7, at approximately 6:30 p.m., PSP-Honesdale responded to an incident of simple assault.


On May 7, at approximately 6:30 p.m., PSP-Honesdale responded to an incident of simple assault.

The crime occurred as James Bannon, 28, of Olyphant, and Joshua Pohle, 28, of Newfoundland, engaged in a verbal argument outside of 121 Robinson Rd., Dreher Twp.

The argument escalated into a physical confrontation in which several punches were exchanged. Bannon then struck Pohle in the face with a 40 oz. malt liquor bottle.

Brittani Gilpin, 23, of Newfoundland, discovered the altercation and also engaged in the fight.