COAL TOWNSHIP — Stephen Francis Kruskie, 26, of 208 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, was denied bail at his arraignment Thursday morning on criminal homicide charges filed by Coal Township police in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend, Cheyenne Swartz, 21, of 1108 W. Lynn St., Coal Township.

Swartz was found unconscious with severe head injuries May 21 in the 1400 block of West Arch Street and died May 25 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

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