Man Charged with Harassment after Hitting Woman

AUSTIN – An Edinboro man will be charged with harassment after he allegedly struck a woman in the face with his fist while in a stopped vehicle.

Police say 31-year-old Richard E. Earle hit a known 25-year-old Edinboro woman in the face while the two were stopped in a vehicle on the Cowley Hill Road, just after midnight yesterday morning.

Police say the woman fled to a nearby residence, at which point Earle – who does not have a driver’s license – drove away in the victim’s vehicle.

Earle will be charged with summary harassment and driving on a suspended license.

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