Man charged in assault incidents

An Athens man was recently charged with simple assault and harassment by Athens Township police for two incidents within a week of one another.

According to information filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Jesse James Carling, 31, is accused of striking, pushing and grabbing an adult female June 12 at a township residence. Carling is also accused of grabbing the same female by the throat during a June 17 argument, police said.

Carling's preliminary hearings for both sets of charges are scheduled for July 15.