Former husband arrested in bat threat
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.
Show commenting policy
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 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.
- Tree falls into house in Hempfield, injuring 1
- Police seek 2 in Derry Twp. luring attempt
- 2 arrested after Jeannette raid turns up heroin, crack, gun
- Inmate charged with smuggling drugs into Westmoreland prison
- PennDOT prefers keeping Yukon, Madison interchanges; project to require at least 3 new bridges
- Greensburg Salem parents plead for restoration of 3 bus routes
- Two Westmoreland men charged with drug possession
- Directors to view Southmoreland High upgrades
- Police: Woman faked Mt. Pleasant robbery
- Ligonier man accused of beating, strangling woman
- Hempfield officials to review site plan for Excela Health Orthoplex