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Couple jailed in holiday sauce spat

on December 27, 2013 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A western Pennsylvania couple remains jailed after police say they fought with each other on Christmas Eve after the woman forgot to bring home barbecue sauce from the store.

State police from Belle Vernon say Tracy Lee Giffin, 42, bit her boyfriend, William Edward Balas, 56, on the hand and nose and that he struck her in the eye during the fight.

Troopers say both were injured by the time they arrived at the couple’s Denbo home about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The couple was arraigned early Christmas morning on charges of simple assault and harassment. Online court records show they’re scheduled for a preliminary hearing Jan. 7. Those records don’t list defense attorneys for the couple.

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