North Charleroi man jailed on charges he threw swing at baby
A North Charleroi man is in jail on charges he threw a swing at a baby and assaulted his pregnant girlfriend Monday.
Donora police said Paul J. McGavitt, 25, of 712 Monongahela Ave., was intoxicated when he started yelling at his girlfriend Autumn Jarvis at an 858 Thompson Ave. residence.
Kayla Jarvis, who lives at the residence, told police McGavitt allegedly threw a swing at Autumn Jarvis' baby in the kitchen, according to the police criminal complaint.
Kayla Jarvis, the alleged victim's sister, reportedly told police McGavitt “gripped Autumn tightly and then threw her down on to the kitchen floor,” according to police.
She reportedly told police Autumn Jarvis was pregnant, according to the complaint.
Kayla Jarvis told police McGavitt then allegedly punched a stairway wall and kicked a door, damaging both.
McGavitt allegedly fled before police arrived. Autumn Jarvis told police neither she, nor her baby, required medical treatment, according to the complaint.
On Tuesday, the sisters told police McGavitt allegedly called Autumn Jarvis and threatened her. McGavitt allegedly called her a derogatory name, a rat, and told her “police would find her in the river,” if she spoke to them, according to the complaint.
Around 9 p.m. Tuesday, McGavitt was apprehended in Charleroi following a short foot chase and taken to the Donora police station.
McGavitt is charged with endangering the welfare of children, intimidation of witnesses or victims, terroristic threats, criminal mischief (property damage), and harassment.
He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson in Monongahela and sent to the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 straight bond.
He faces a preliminary hearing before Wilson at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 10.
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