Richard J. Fritz, Linda C. Fritz

Husband, wife charged with assault following dispute

Published Sep 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

A husband and wife have both been charged with assault following a domestic dispute on West Embargo Street early this morning, according to a report by local law enforcement officials.

Police said Richard, 33, and Linda Fritz, 32, were in an argument over bills at their residence at 1:46 a.m. today.

Police said Linda Fritz punched her husband in the face, causing a cut to his lip, and then bit him on the chest.

Police said Richard Fritz then punched his wife in the mouth, splitting open her chin and knocking out a tooth.

Police responded to the scene and they said neither husband or wife wanted to press charges against the other.

Police said both were taken into custody anyway under the mandatory family offense laws.

Both Richard and Linda Fritz are charged with one count of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, police said.

They are scheduled to appear in City Court, the authorities added.