On Thursday, August 16, 2018 at approximately 8:10 hours Ephrata Police responded for a report of a domestic assault to the first block of S. Maple St. in Ephrata Borough. A woman reported that Bryson Puryear, 23, of Ephrata assaulted her, causing injuries. Another woman at the location also was assaulted by Puryear, but did not sustain injuries. Puryear then fled the location. Police charged Puryear with one count of Simple Assault and one count of harassment as a result of the incident. A warrant was obtained and Puryear was located in Ephrata Borough on Saturday, August 18, 2018. He was arraigned and bail was set at $5000. Puryear was unable to post bail and was committed to Lancaster County Prison.