Trial ordered for Mt. Pleasant man in assault, imprisonment
A Mt. Pleasant man will face charges of false imprisonment, simple assault and harassment in Westmoreland County Court.
The charges against Adam Ray Lynch, 24, of 301 Bobtail St., were waived on Dec. 5.
According to the complaint, about 1 a.m. Nov. 17, Diana Graft was out with Lynch earlier that night and the two became separated. She went to Lynch's residence, where she found the owner of the apartment and Lynch, who became irate with Graft.
Graft told police Lynch repeatedly punched her in the face, slammed her head off the baseboard, choked her and pulled her hair from her head. She also told police she tried to get away, but he would drag her back and refused to let her leave, adding at one point she made it out of the apartment and into the parking lot, but Lynch grabbed and dragged her back inside.
At 8 a.m. the same day, troopers from the Greensburg barracks arrived at the apartment, knocked on the window and received no response.
Graft later told police she was told to be quiet and not answer the door. She was then able to get out of the apartment after Lynch sobered up and made her promise if anyone asked her about her injuries, that they were in a fight with another couple.
At 12:15 p.m., the troopers were dispatched to Excela Frick Hospital where they interviewed Graft, who was observed to have two black and blue eyes, a bare scalp where her hair was pulled, and numerous marks on her arm and back.
A formal arraignment for Lynch is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 22 in Courtroom 3 of the Westmoreland County Courthouse.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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