CLEARFIELD – A Houtzdale man has been accused of pushing his way into his brother’s residence and assaulting him.
Randell Scott Nyman, 49, was originally charged by Trooper Adam D. Cummings of the Clearfield-based state police with felony criminal trespass, misdemeanor simple assault and three summaries.
On Wednesday Nyman pleaded guilty to simple assault and harassment at his preliminary hearing during centralized court at the Clearfield County Jail.
The charges stem from a domestic dispute that occurred Sept. 22 on Sawmill Street in Beccaria Township, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jim Glass.
The victim said he bought a 1987 Pontiac Firebird that his brother, Nyman, had been attempting to purchase. He said Nyman. showed up at this residence and started “banging on the door.”
He opened his door with a baseball bat in hand and his brother “pushed his way into the house.” He said Nyman also pushed him over a chair in his living room.
Nyman got on top of him and struck him in the face with a closed fist twice. The victim said they continued to argue while his brother remained on top of him.
He eventually got up and went to the garage because Nyman wanted belongings out of the vehicle.
He said his brother came to his residence with Misty Rae Mick, 36, of Beccaria. He went to the garage and told Nyman he could get the battery from the vehicle because he’d purchased it.
The victim said when Nyman retrieved items from the vehicle, he damaged the battery terminals and plugs under its hood. He said both Nyman and Mick fled the scene; the trooper observed the damage as part of his investigation.
Mick has been charged with a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats and four summaries.
She waived her right to a preliminary hearing and her bail was modified from $50,000 monetary to unsecured.
Mick allegedly told relatives that she was going to set the victim’s house on fire, according to a previously-issued state police report.