Area Man Who Assaulted Woman Sentenced to Up to Two Years in Jail

| September 13, 2019

James Stewart McCoyCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Strattanville man who grabbed a woman and threw her to the floor during a domestic altercation was sentenced to up to two years in jail.

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President Judge James Arner sentenced 43-year-old James Stewart McCoy, III on Wednesday, September 11, to a minimum of nine months up to a maximum of two years less one day on one second-degree misdemeanor count of simple assault.

He will also be required to complete domestic violence counseling.

McCoy pleaded guilty to the above charge on August 14, 2019.

As a result of the plea agreement, a summary count of harassment was dismissed.

McCoy remains lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

Case details:

The charges stem from a domestic incident that occurred on May 26 at a residence located on Southern Avenue in Strattanville, Clarion County.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Trooper McGinnis, the Clarion-based State Police station received a domestic violence call around 12:30 p.m. on May 26.

The victim reported that around 12:25 p.m., James S. McCoy – her live-in boyfriend of two years – and she engaged in a verbal argument which escalated into a physical altercation. During the physical altercation, McCoy reportedly grabbed the victim and threw her down on the hallway floor, according to the complaint.

The victim suffered a small cut to the chest region, the complaint states.

A criminal complaint against McCoy was filed on May 26.

He was arraigned at 10:00 a.m. on July 24.

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