Verdict in on Johns Trial

CLEARFIELD – A two day trial for a Clearfield man accused of assaulting a DuBois business owner and manager wrapped on Tuesday.

Joseph Johns was found not guilty of four counts of simple assault, not guilty of reckless endangerment, not guilty on two counts of terroristic threats, not guilty on one count of harassment, guilty on two counts of disorderly conduct, guilty on other charges of harassment and public drunkenness.

Johns was accused of throwing a pitcher of beer at a woman at Coyote Joe’s in DuBois, pushing the bar manager against a wall and hoisting the bar’s owner, Joe Palumbo, against a wall by the throat in August 2006.

Testimony on the second day involved defense witnesses who were with Johns when the incident at Coyote Joe’s occurred. Those witnesses said they never saw Johns reenter the bar after he left. They also testified that they did not see Johns assault Palumbo.

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