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Man Assaulted Wife Over Money, Police Say

'We can do this all day,' police report the man told his wife as he choked her.

A 53-year-old Phoenixville man was arrested on Sunday after police say he assaulted his wife in their Maryhill Road home.

According to court documents, on Sunday at 10:11 a.m., state police were dispatched to the 100 block of Maryhill Road for a reported domestic assault. Once on the scene, the victim told officers that she and her husband got into a an argument about their financial problems that quickly escalated.

The woman said her husband threw her on the ground, then grabbed her by the arms and flung her on to their bed. She said her husband then sat on her stomach, and slapped her in the face and side of the head.

“I am much stronger than this. We can do this all day. Admit you are a thief and misspend my money,” the man reportedly shouted as police say he strangled the woman and pulled on her ear, nose, and mouth.

Police said the victim had injuries consistent with the assault she described.

The defendant was charged with simple assault and harassment. He faces preliminary hearing on March 14.

patchsux February 28, 2013 at 03:55 AM
if you dont print the name the article is not worth reading. now when a kid is busted for smoking grass his name is published to ruin him but domestic abuse they keep the name out? where is the editor for this thing
Laura Schwartz February 28, 2013 at 04:15 AM
Apparently, the mob mentality demands knowledge of these folks' names. Isn't it enough to be thankful you aren't in their terrible situation?
Robina February 28, 2013 at 04:35 AM
Innocent until proven guilty!!!
DMW February 28, 2013 at 05:02 AM
No. There are 5 similar articles over there ----> under the heading "SEE MORE ON PATCH". Four of them name names and one does not. Make up your mind. Either you're going to report the entire thing or you're not. It should not be up to the editors to pick and choose which articles they will publish names on and which articles they will protect the suspect in.
Here and Now February 28, 2013 at 05:11 AM
PHOENIXVILLE SUCKS. I'M MOVING TO SAN DIEGO.
Mr. Ed February 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM
You can bet your sweet bippi that if it were a rape the man's name would be reported. Innocent until guilty? BULL! Publish the name!
harry finster February 28, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Move then. There are problems everywhere. Gtfo
Barry Cassidy February 28, 2013 at 01:26 PM
i like san diego. they have blue light posts.
JustTheFacts February 28, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Ever think they didn't post HIS name to protect HER identity?
larry sinister February 28, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Mrs. Finster should really think before she spends.
SS February 28, 2013 at 03:38 PM
bye bye! do us all a favor.
harry finster February 28, 2013 at 04:16 PM
13884 till phoenixville population gets jailed in its entirety,there are so many better places to live than phoenixville ,only the low life remains
Dead Horse Beater February 28, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Hmm, yet you keep coming back to comment. Who's a bigger low-life, somebody who lives here, or some loser with nothing better to do, than to keep stalking a web site for a town he doesn't live in. You probably are the creepy guy with big thick glasses who leers of young girls aren't you. Probably sit outside public parks and watch children. You're just gross. I bet you probably smell weird. Like that creepy old man smell of a guy who hasn't even seen a real life naked woman in too many years. A mixture of tooth decay and too much caffeine and cigarettes. You type barely coherently on your old run down 1998 PC, smoking cigarette after cigarette. Probably right after posting this you skip over to the kiddy porn web sites and drool. Maybe look at some 13 year old in bikini pictures or something. Missing the days when your opinion still mattered, when you weren't a disgusting creepy old man, when people didn't avert their eyes from your disgusting gaze. Eww.
John February 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Yes, he leers at little kids. I've been trying to expalin to people.... he's a pedophile. Seriously, he's a pedophile.
John February 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM
not joking
patchsux February 28, 2013 at 10:50 PM
@john if he really is a pedophile and you know his real name why dont you post it and let the people know. it is better than bickering accusations and name calling. or is that really all it is
Jim L. March 01, 2013 at 12:45 AM
I have pretty much stopped posting a comment here, due to the downturn of the quality of replies being seen here since the change of the reporter. Not only has the integrity of the posts gone down hill, but the reporting has really gone down the tubes. Mr. S. has apparently never learned, or has conviently forgotten the rules of reporting. Who, what, where, when,and if necessary, how and why. I know that usually in a case of domestic violence the name is usually ommited to "protect" the victim.....I'll bet 90% of the time the victim would appreciate the abusers name be told , so everyone would know what an A-Hole he is. And as far as keeping a "minor" name a secret, gimme a break, you break the law you take the consequences, including everyone knowing who to keep their child away from. Choosing of whose name to publish is not the selective choice of the reporter. Be honest in your reporting, NOT selective, Amen
John March 01, 2013 at 01:39 AM
@growyourown ....he has admitted online HERE that he is a pedophile. I am, by nature, a computer hacker.....here is the dilemma. Harry fled to California to flee charges, that stem from the 70's....again, he admitted this. If I knew for fact that he was doing it now...which he probably is,I would hack this site (easily), find out his exact location And have him arrested. 2 problems, statue of limitations and location. Harry can flee to Mexico by the time he is discovered, so I need to have an iron clad case. What most people don't know about hackers is that many of us HELP the law (tips, leads, data, etc...). . I gave Harry the option to stop posting here, he didn't take it.....it's only a matter of time before he slips, and I bust him
Here and Now March 01, 2013 at 01:59 AM
i like eggs
harry finster March 01, 2013 at 05:01 AM
you are insane ,pedophiles live in your town not mine ,you should really try dealing with the truth ,instead of fabricating lies
harry finster March 01, 2013 at 05:49 AM
you write fiction ,though that is a big word for phoenixville
John March 01, 2013 at 02:16 PM
That is the truth you sick freak. And well, I hate to break the news to you, but whatever town you live in, there is now at least 1 pedophile there. Sick freak.
John March 01, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Why else would you monitor a police blotter for a town you haven't lived in for 3 decades? I'm telling you sick freak, go away from here, away from these boards, and you can live a life without looking over your shoulder.
hacker70 March 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM
His name is Fred Bretz- he lives somewhere in California- been a whack job forever-
hacker70 March 02, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Yo Fred Bretz- still hacken on Phoenixville after all this time- Fred you got to get a life-
Jane March 04, 2013 at 06:43 PM
I say it's time to do something about you know who!!!
ted March 10, 2013 at 01:34 PM
@ original harryfinster why do you spew hatred? just be happy live your life and stop worrying about others, its sad and pathetic that you come back every day to comment on a town that you do not live in MOVE ON let us live our lives with out the burden of your hatred and negativity. thank you

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