Greensburg man jailed in Arch Avenue burglary, assault |

Greensburg man jailed in Arch Avenue burglary, assault

Joe Napsha

A Greensburg man was jailed this week on accusation that he burglarized a city apartment and fought with two occupants inside that residence, city police said.

The suspect, Richard L. Lindholm, 37, of 8 Arch Ave., allegedly broke into an Arch Avenue apartment at 3 a.m. Thursday by kicking in the front door and got into an altercation with two men in the apartment.

One man said he “head butted” the suspect in the face and the other man said he hit Lindholm in the leg with a baseball bat, according to the criminal complaint filed against Lindholm. Both men said they acted in self-defense.

Lindholm accused the two men inside the burglarized residence of stealing his Xbox, police said in the criminal complaint. Lindholm allegedly told one of the men he would kill him, police said.

Lindholm’s face was covered in blood and had cuts on his ankle when police said they saw him leave the building.

Lindholm was transported to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville for treatment.

He was arraigned before Greensburg District Justice Chris Flanigan on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, terroristic threats and two counts each of simple assault and harassment.

Lindholm was placed in the Westmoreland County jail on $50,000 bond, pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 22 before Flanigan.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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