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West Virginia man arrested in assault of Hancock girl

by Geoff Fox

A 44-year old Kearneysville, W.Va. man was arrested on Wednesday, January 11, by West Virginia authorities on an arrest warrant issued by the Hancock Police Department.

In a press release, Sgt. Rich Miller said Gary Lee Jersild, Jr. was arrested for the charge of first degree and second-degree assault on a 15-year old Hancock female.

The incident occurred on January 6 in Hancock, Miller said. The female did not require hospitalization.

Jersild had permission to be at the female’s home at the time of the attack.

The female was able to escape the home and the Hancock Police credit the female’ s quick thinking in preventing any further assault.

Miller said due to the female’s age, no further information would be released.