Man accused of punching acquaintance in face at store in October charged with simple assault

Tommy Burkhart

LANCASTER COUNTY — A Stevens man accused of punching an individual while shopping in October has been charged with simple assault, according to Ephrata Police.

Police say the incident occurred on October 13 at a store located in the 400 block of North Reading Road.

It’s alleged that 47-year-old Tommy Burkhart confronted an acquaintance and punched him in the face. Police add that punch caused fractured bones to the man’s face.

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