Fred Wheaton, Wysox
John Robert Brown, 54, Asylum Township, faces charges for harassment and simple assault for allegedly grabbing Theresa Crockett by her arms, dragging her outside his Echo Beach residence, throwing her to the ground, getting on top of her, and striking her with his fist and knee. Crockett suffered a fractured rib and fractured orbital area of the eye from the incident, which was dated Sept. 5 at about 9:45 p.m. Crockett was interviewed at the Dandy Mini Mart at Routes 6 and 187 in Wysox. Police then interviewed Brown at his home and reported that he was visibly intoxicated but denied harming her. He faces a Dec. 13 preliminary hearing.