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Woman held after refusing to testify

From Mirror staff reports

Refusal to testify for alleged assault charges she filed against her fiance put a Saxton woman behind bars, court documents state.

Emilie Veronica Brumbaugh, 27, faces perjury charges after she stated in court that she did not recall acts of assault by the man, who she previously accused of assaulting her Jan. 18.

During the man’s preliminary hearing Wednesday, Bedford County District Attorney Leslie Childers-Potts questioned Brumbaugh about the alleged assault. She said she could not recall the events.

Brumbaugh was detained, and during a follow-up interview with state police, said she was told to recant her statement by “some of the girls” at the rehab center she attends, adding that she didn’t want her fiance in jail.

Asked if she could recall the events of Jan. 18, she told police she could remember it “clear as day,” adding that the alleged assault was “hard to forget.”

Brumbaugh told police that she did not know lying under oath was a crime.

Court documents state that all charges against the man — assault, terroristic threats and harassment — were dropped.

Brumbaugh was arraigned Wednesday by Bedford County Magisterial District Judge Kevin R. Diehl for a felony charge of perjury along with misdemeanor counts of making a false statement in an official proceeding and making a false statement to mislead a public servant.

Unable to post cash bail of $35,000, Brumbaugh was remanded to Bedford County Correctional Facility.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday at Bedford County Central Court.

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