Charges Filed in Berwick Assault Case

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(WBRE/WYOU) — Berwick Police have charged Michael Porth, 30, of Berwick in connection with the assault on Geraldine Carson last week.

Carson was found tied up and beaten beyond recognition inside her home near Walnut Street on October 8th.

According to police, prior to the assault, Porth and Carson had argued over a debt Carson supposedly owed Porth and Porth’s brother Christopher Wolf Lynn. A television was missing from Carson’s home.

Porth is charged with aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and theft. He remains locked up on $500,000 straight cash bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for October 28th.

Carson remains in critical condition at an area trauma center.

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