A preliminary hearing for Marino A. Tambourino, the Ambler resident charged with, has been continued at the request of the defense.
Tambourino was scheduled to appear before Magisterial Justice Patricia Zaffarano in Ambler Monday, but a court official said the preliminary hearing was continued after the defendant changed lawyers. A court document shows that Tambourino changed his attorney to Scott Krieger, of Norristown, on March 29th. He was formerly represented at his arraignment by James DiVergilis, a Philadelphia-based attorney who is no longer part of his defense.
Tambourino is currently free on bail after family members posted $2,500, or 10 percent of a total $25,000 bond, at his arraignment.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, a witness claims that Tambourino slammed the head of David Rogers, 30, into the kitchen floor of the Fireside Bar and Grille in the early hours of Sunday, March 18th. The witness told police that he is a friend of Rogers, who was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital where he was released two days later.
Tambourino entered the Upper Dublin Police Station at his own volition that Sunday evening and told police that Rogers slipped and fell, according to the police report.
Tambourino is charged with one count each of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another individual and harassment. He will now await the rescheduling of his preliminary trial.