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Schuylkill County Man Arrested for Slugging Guy Who Allegedly Groped Bartender

Incident unfolded last month in Ringtown

A Lansford man is facing an indecent assault charge after he allegedly groped a bartender in Ringtown late last month.

According to information from State Police-Frackville, the incident happened back on Oct. 27, just before 11 p.m., at an unspecified bar in Ringtown.

Police say that 49-year-old Darl Friend, of Lansford, put his hand down the shirt of a bartender and touched her inappropriately.

This apparently drew the ire of 27-year-old Matthew Schlauch, of Ringtown, and a physical altercation spilled outside the bar in the parking lot.

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While outside, Schlauch reportedly slugged Friend in the face, causing an injury of an unknown extent.

Police have charged each with separate crimes related to this incident.

Friend is facing a misdemeanor indecent assault charge while Schlauch has been charged with Simple Assault. Both are due before District Magistrate Edward Tarantelli on Dec. 13 for preliminary hearings.

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