Parks Twp. husband who sustained genital injury charged with assaulting wife
By Chuck Biedka
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 3:42 p.m.
A Parks Township man whose genitals were lacerated in a domestic dispute with his wife has also been charged in the case.
William A. Barr, 38, of 1181 Hungry Hollow Road, is accused of aggravated and simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment.
According to the state police charges, Barr pulled a pistol on his wife, Daina Lyn Barr, 39, in their home at about 2 a.m. Sept. 29. He is also accused of striking her in the left eye with an unknown object.
State police have charged Daina Barr with simple assault for allegedly grabbing her husband's genitals and twisting them.
A state trooper filed charges against her soon after the 2 a.m. incident, but she had fled the house by then, police said.
After a second trooper talked with the wife 12 hours later, more serious charges were filed against William A. Barr.
He is facing two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, and single counts of terroristic threats and harassment.
In the wife's account of the incident, the couple came home from a bar and argued. Daina Lyn Barr said her husband's friend had flirted with her throughout the night at the bar. She told police her husband was angry and locked himself in the bedroom.
Police said the woman told them she knocked on the door “and when he opened the door, he pointed a black pistol in her face.” She told police she remembers getting hit in her left eye by something.
She said her husband was on top of her and she grabbed and “twisted his crotch” before yelling to her kids to get in the car.Daina Lyn Barr told police she got free, ran to the car and then drove the children to a neighbor's.
At about 2 p.m. the same day, another trooper interviewed Daina Lyn Barr and she had cuts and bruises on the right side of her neck, on her nose and a swollen and bruised left eye.
According to court records, both Barrs posted bond and are awaiting a preliminary scheduled for Oct. 30 in Leechburg.
Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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