A Lewisburg man is facing charges after Penn State Police said he physically assaulted a Penn State student he knew a number of times between November 2011 and April 2012.
Travis Hurley, 20, is charged with simple assault, false imprisonment, criminal mischief, harassment and making terroristic threats, after a woman he knew told police in May that he physically assaulted her, police said.
The woman told police that Hurley first physically assaulted her sometime in November 2011 at the woman’s dorm room.
Police said Hurley pushed the woman, pulled her to the ground and began punching her. After he let her get up, police said, he threw a television at her head. The woman also told police that Hurley broke her laptop, which was valued at about $900, police said.
Police said another incident occurred sometime before November 2011, when Hurley became upset following a conversation with the woman and broke his mother’s laptop, later telling the woman that he would kill her if his mother told police about her broken laptop.
A second physical incident occurred when Hurley came to visit the woman, uninvited, in April 2012, police said. During that time, police said Hurley got on top of the woman and began to choke her before eventually letting her leave with a friend.
Police said Hurley told authorities that he broke the woman’s laptop and pushed and struck her on the same occasion. Police said Hurley also admitted to choking the woman, but he said he did not choke her hard enough for her to pass out and stopped once she began to cry.
Hurley told police the woman wanted him with her to get him in trouble, police said. According to police, Hurley said the woman tried to argue with him for “72 straight hours” and that he could "only take so much.”
Hurley is not listed in the Penn State directory.