Hughesville Man Faces Assault Charge After Allegedly Harassing 2, Trying to Fight Troopers

A Hughesville man is facing assault charges after he allegedly harassed two people and then allegedly tried fighting police officers on Thursday, May 19th, in Lycoming County’s Wolf Township.

31-year-old Joshua P. Kapp allegedly harassed a 16-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman at their Orchard Avenue home located at the Peterman’s Trailer Court. According to police, the woman and the boy hid in a bathroom with the door locked. Then, Kapp exited the home and allegedly tried fighting a neighbor. Kapp also allegedly tried tackling two troopers who responded to the scene. Kapp was allegedly intoxicated.

Kapp was arrested and placed in Lycoming County Prison. He is facing charges including aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, criminal trespassing, and disorderly conduct. His arraignment was in front of District Judge Jerry C. Lepley. His bail was set at $75,000. Please remember that the accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.