Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Man Locked Up in Schuylkill County Prison for Second Assault Within a Week

A Girardville man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison for his second assault within a week.

According to Girardville Police, on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020, around 12:30pm, Joseph Rush, 23, of Shenandoah assaulted a woman in the 100 Block of West Main Street.   The woman was taken to an area hospital due to her injuries.

Girardville Police charged Rush with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, escape, harassment, simple assault, and fleeing and eluding police.

Girardvlle Police were assisted by police from Ashland, Butler Township, and Mahanoy City.

Rush was arraigned via video by Magisterial District Judge Christina Hale who locked him up in Schuylkill County Prison after he was unable to post $25,000 Straight Cash Bail.

This was Rush's second assault within a week.

On Sunday, March 29th, 2020, Rush was charged with simple assault and harassment after a domestic incident in Girardville.

For the first inciden, Rush was arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge Steven Bayer and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

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