Thursday, June 6, 2024

St. Clair Man Arrested for Strangulation and Child Endangerment During Domestic Dispute

A St. Clair man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after a domestic assault on Tuesday.

According to St. Clair Police, on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024, borough officers were dispatched to North 3rd Street for a report of a physical domestic.

Officers arrived and heard yelling coming from a garage.

Officer Christopher Wallace spoke with the victim who said she was choked by Robert Gutierrez, of St. Clair during an argument.  A 14-year-old attempted to break up the fight, when Gutierrez allegedly began to choke the teen as well.

Gutierrez was taken into custody and arraigned by Magisterial District Judge David Plachko on charges of strangulation, endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, and harassment.

Gutierrez was remanded to Schuylkill County Prison after being unable to post the $25,000 straight cash set bail Judge Plachko.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 2nd, 2024 before Judge Plachko.