Charges were filed against a Republic man after he allegedly assaulted a woman and her 10-year-old child on Thursday.

Barney Keith LeJeune II, 33, punched and cut Jessica Morvant, no age listed, at a Redstone Township home during an argument, state police alleged. Police said the boy tried to help his mother, and LeJeune pushed him into a wall.

The child ran to a neighbor’s and called 911, according to court paperwork.

Police charged LeJeune with with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, strangulation and endangering the welfare of a child.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Dec. 9 and is currently lodged in the Fayette County Prison with bail set at $35,000.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.