Woman accused of assault in Franklin

A Franklin woman is facing assault charges stemming from an incident Sunday at a home on Buffalo Street.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Patrick Lowrey’s office said Franklin police patrolman Kenneth Scott was sent to the 200 block of Liberty Street to speak with a man who claimed his girlfriend – Richelle Naser, 25 – assaulted him.

After arriving at the scene, the man told Scott he was at his residence on Buffalo Street about 20 minutes earlier when he and Naser got into an argument over the contents of his phone, the complaint said.

While arguing, Naser broke the glass out of a sliding glass door and assaulted her boyfriend before biting him on his chest near his armpit, the complaint said.

Scott observed a severe bite mark on the man’s chest as well as scratch marks on his lower back, the complaint said.

Community Ambulance Service was contacted to check on the victim’s injuries, the complaint said.

Officers then went to the residence shared by Naser and her boyfriend to interview Naser, the complaint said.

Naser admitted breaking out the window and biting her boyfriend because of pictures she found on his phone, the complaint said.

Naser was taken into custody and arraigned before Lowrey Sunday morning on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

She was released on $20,000 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Venango County Central Court.