Assault charges in Pine Grove

A man and woman from Johnstown have been charged with assaulting each other in Pine Grove Township.

Ashley L. Hanlin, 29, and Dorsey S. Slagle, 57, were charged after Pennsylvania State Police responded to a 911 call shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. In that call, a woman reported that she had been beaten up, woke up in a car, and did not know where she was, and hung up. The call originated near 459 Storehouse Lane, Pine Grove Township, police said.

According to police, a total of 14 calls were made to 911 from that phone. In one of the calls, operators heard the words, “don’t take my phone.”

In the affidavit of probable cause, police said they found Hanlin and Slagle at 459 Storehouse.

They observed a “fresh, actively bleeding laceration” on Slagle’s face “reaching from his forehead along the side of his left eye extending almost to his chin,” according to the affidavit. Police reported finding a kitchen knife with blood on the handle near where they first saw Hanlin.

“Hanlin had apparent recent physical injury… dried blood in her nose… dried blood on her lower lip… apparent hand marks on her neck suggesting strangulation,” police reported in the affidavit.

Both told police they had been in an argument.

Hanlin told police they were both drunk, according to the affidavit. Dorsey said they had shoved each other.

Police charged Hanlin with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and harassment.

Dorsey is charged with strangulation, simple assault, and harassment.

They were arraigned before District Justice Todd Woodin and each was taken to Warren County jail after failing to post $50,000.

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