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Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, 9:27 p.m.

A 48-year-old Scottdale man was arrested Wednesday on charges of threatening to strike his ex-wife with a baseball bat and attacking her female friend, police said.

Sean H. Schrock was charged by state police in Greensburg with aggravated assault, criminal attempt, criminal mischief, harassment, simple assault, making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

According to documents filed before Scottdale District Judge Charles Moore, state police Trooper Timothy Culler was summoned to a home along Valley Hi Lane in East Huntingdon about 3:10 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a burglary.

When Culler arrived, he was met by the suspect's ex-wife, who said that Schrock was armed with a baseball bat and had unsuccessfully attempted to enter the home by breaking the front door, documents indicate.

When that failed, Schrock began breaking the windows of a car owned by his ex-wife's friend, who was visiting, police said. At this point, Schrock allegedly threatened to hit his former spouse with the baseball bat.

When the owner of the car attempted to stop Schrock, he struck her, injuring her left wrist, police said.

Culler said the owner of the car then struck Schrock on the side of his head with a hammer and was able to disarm him.

Culler said Schrock fled on foot but was later apprehended walking on a nearby street.

Both Schrock and his ex-wife's friend were treated at Excela Health Frick Hospital in Mt. Pleasant for their injuries.

Schrock was ordered by Moore to be held in the Westmoreland County Prison after failing to post $5,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled Nov. 13 before Moore.

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