SUNBURY - A 21-year-old Mount Carmel man charged with assaulting another borough resident in March was sentenced Monday to 15 days to 23 1/2 months in county prison.

Northumberland County Judge Charles H. Saylor imposed the prison sentence on Kevin M. Reed, of 110 N. Beech St., on a charge of simple assault. Reed was ordered to pay $2,196.28 in restitution to the victim in the case, Richard Litchko, a $25 fine and write a letter of apology to Litchko.

Reed will begin his prison sentence Wednesday.

The defendant also was ordered to pay fines totaling $100 for summary offenses of disorderly conduct and harassment to which he previously pleaded guilty.

Mount Carmel Patrolman Kevin Katch filed the charges in connection with a March 7 disturbance in the parking lot of Dollar General in the 200 block of South Market Street, where Reed allegedly struck Litchko in the face and knocked him to the ground before kicking him in the face and punching him three times in the head.

Litchko required hospital treatment.