North Belle Vernon man charged with assaulting girlfriend
A 20-year-old North Belle Vernon man was charged Thursday with choking and threatening his girlfriend last week.
Charles Ronald Harris Jr. was arrested by North Belle Vernon police on charges of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and theft in connection with the June 6 incident, police said.
Police were called to the couple's Broad Street apartment about 3:30 a.m. on the day of the assault in response to a report that Harris had choked the woman until she was unconscious, records indicate.
The victim was treated at Mon Valley Hospital in Carroll Township, Washington County.
Harris allegedly threatened to kill the victim and later said he would make her commit suicide in front of their two young children, records show.
Christner ordered Harris held in the Westmoreland County Prison when he failed to post $10,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 1 before Christner.
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