Hearing for accused assailant continued

BY GRACE DOVE

Clarence Sherman, 18, of 13 Mill Lane, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and disorderly conduct after allegedly punching a Tunkhannock Area High School teacher on Jan. 31.

His preliminary hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 before Magisterial District Judge Watson Dayton. No new date has been set.

The hearing has been continued because Sherman did not have a court reporter, according to Wyoming County District Attorney George Skumanick. Sherman is represented by attorney David Gnall of Scranton.

According to the criminal complaint, Sherman allegedly confronted the teacher and Sherman’s twin brother as they were leaving the school. The twin brother refused to go home with Sherman, who then started to yell and charged at his brother.

The teacher placed himself between the two boys and was struck on his face and temple with a closed fist by Sherman. The teacher and the boy then ran back into the school and called police.

Sgt. Stanley J. Ely investigated.