A Phoenixville man was arrested last week after police say he assaulted a woman in his Bridge Street home, swung her kitten by its tail, and, when officers intervened, fought them too.
George Franklin Clark, 40, faces a laundry list of charges stemming from the alleged incident, including two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, three counts of recklessly endangering another person, and charges of cruelty to animals, resisting arrest, making terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct.
According to court documents, Phoenixville Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Bridge Street on October 2 at 6:41 p.m. for a reported physical domestic altercation.
When they arrived at the scene, the victim told police that the trouble started when Clark, for reasons that are unclear, choked her cat then began swinging it by its tail in the kitchen. When she tried to stop him, he began to hit her. She told police he beat her until she couldn’t walk or speak. Police noted she had clear injuries to her arms, neck, and head.
Clark was still in the apartment when police arrived and was, by the reckoning of the officers, obviously intoxicated. Despite this handicap, when they attempted to handcuff him and take him into custody, Clark fought back. Though an officer was injured in the struggle (the extent of the injury is unknown), Clark was taken to the floor and placed under control.
He was arrested, preliminarily arraigned, and confined to Chester County Prison when he was unable to post $50,000 bail.
Clark faces formal arraignment on October 25.