Police: Suspect beat man for talking with another woman

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A phone call to the electric company led to a violent altercation and charges against a Hollidaysburg woman.

Rosanne M. Morningstar, 35, of 210 Walnut St., was arrested Monday afternoon at her home after she allegedly punched and kicked a man at her home after she saw his phone and found out he was talking to another woman, according to charges filed by Hollidaysburg Borough police.

Police said the man was at 210 Walnut St. and on the phone with the electric company, switching his service from that address to his new address, when he handed the phone to Morningstar so she could start new service in her name. It was then that Morningstar looked on his phone and saw he had been talking to another woman, prompting the man to take the phone and tell her it was none of her business.

Morningstar allegedly started to punch and kick the man as he walked away, and when he got on his hands and knees and tried to cover himself from the blows, she continued to pummel him, police noted. The man was punched and kicked, and at one point, he was struck in the face and back by Morningstar’s knee.

Police said the man needed six stitches and was treated for a broken nose after he went to Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring.

Morningstar was booked Monday night on simple assault and harassment charges and released on an unsecured $10,000 bond after her arraignment on Tuesday.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner is scheduled for Feb. 27.

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