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Police: Man Assaulted Wheelchair-Bound Wife

It was the second time since June the man was arrested for a domestic assault.

A Royersford man was arrested last weekend after East Pikeland Police say he attacked his wheelchair-bound wife during an argument.

Joseph John Pogue, 37, faces charges of aggravated assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct stemming from the alleged October 6 incident.

Pogue was also arrested on June 17 of this year for an assault of a minor at the residence.

According to court documents, sometime before 12:30 a.m. that evening, Pogue and his wife, who share a basement apartment with her autistic son on the 200 block of Kimbel Drive, got into a heated argument that turned physical.

The woman told police that Pogue pressed his forehead against hers, punched her until she temporarily lost sight, then began to strangle her. She managed to call 911 during the assault, but she said Pogue, at one point, grabbed the phone and beat her with it. He then put her in a headlock before fleeing the scene.

When police arrived, the woman was crying and shaking in the living room. According to the affidavit, she had a swollen cheek, scratches on her chin and neck, and finger marks on the left side of her neck.

Joseph Pogue returned to the apartment later that night and was arrested. He faces preliminary hearing on November 1.

Kelley October 14, 2012 at 01:32 PM
This SOB needs to meet "Bubba" up at Gratersford,after Bubba has been informed what he did to a woman in a wheelchair..Let "Bubba" have a good time with this punk!!!
Jim L. October 14, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Sound's to me that this "family" need's some real outside help in the form of social services,.. children and youth services,... mental health service's,...physically challenged services,....not to mention community support. STOP hurting one and other , help your neighbor......bend down, and help. Please
Sad October 15, 2012 at 04:21 AM
This breaks my heart to hear stuff like this!! Will he get bail! This lady is a sweet lady and just wants to be loved not beat. It is so sad. I pray God keeps him away from her and her children. Never would of thought He would be like this, Ive known both of them since we were kids in jr high school. truely makes me cry!!

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