North Belle Vernon man accused of assaulting girlfriend
A North Belle Vernon is accused of assaulting his girlfriend in their home Tuesday.
Joshua Michael Ocheltree, 25, of 602 Broad Ave., Apt. 2, was charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned by video before Magisterial District Judge Frank Pallone of New Kensington and remanded to the Westmoreland County Jail in lieu of $25,000.
According to North Belle Vernon police, Ocheltree and Taylor Lynn Clay got into an argument over moving out of their apartment. Ocheltree allegedly chased Clay around the apartment and blocked her in their bedroom. He pushed her onto the bed and threw a wooden bedroom door onto her while she was lying on the bed, police reported.
When Clay escaped the apartment, Ocheltree struck his face against a porch railing, injuring his forehead and telling the victim he was going to tell police she struck him, according to police.
Police said Ocheltree is wanted in the state of Ohio on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.