Following an unsuccessful attempt to have his charges dropped during a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Marino Tambourino, of Ambler, will face a formal arraignment at the county courthouse on July 18.
Tambourino, 35, has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person, in connection with the alleged at the Fireside Bar and Grill in Ambler.
According to a report by Linda Finarelli with the Ambler Gazette, defense attorney Scott Krieger argued that the charges should be dropped because the victim did not testify. The Ambler Gazette article quotes Krieger as saying:
“The commonwealth has not produced a victim. If you don’t have a victim, you don’t have a crime. There’s a name out there, but that person…has not testified to the court that a physical crime was committed against him.”
That argument proved unsuccessful, as Judge Patricia Zaffarano ruled that a prima facie case did exist, and charges would be held over for a formal arraignment, according to the Ambler Gazette.
Tambourino remains free on 10-percent of $25,000 cash bail while he awaits his formal arraignment. To read more about the preliminary hearing, visit the Ambler Gazette.