Joseph Lee Mackey III, age 29, of the 400 block of Pheasant Ridge Circle, Lancaster, PA was charged with one count of Simple Assault, Domestic Violence related, for an incident that occurred on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 2250 hours. Officer Clay Smoker responded to Mackey’s residence in the Pheasant Ridge development for a report of an assault that had just occurred. The victim, a 25 year old female relative, reported that Mackey had grabbed her by the throat and threw her against a door. The victim had visible bleeding scratches on her chest and arm. She also had a small cut on her cheek. Mackey was taken into custody and arraigned on the charged. He was committed to Lancaster County Prison after failing to post bail. The victim refused medical treatment for her injuries.