Last updated: June 10. 2014 2:09PM - 1925 Views
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HAZLETON — City police arrested Gamel Stacey McFarland, 20, on charges he assaulted his girlfriend in the middle of Church Street near 19th Street early Tuesday morning.


McFarland was charged with two counts each of simple assault and disorderly conduct, and one count each of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and public drunkenness. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 bail.


Police allege McFarland punched Laniaja Jones several times in the head and face as she tried to escape just before 3 a.m., according to the criminal complaint.


Jones suffered a broken jaw, several facial fractures and four teeth were knocked out, police said.


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