Marc Stephen Townsley
Marc Stephen Townsley

A Wrightsville man allegedly attacked his girlfriend after she refused to eat burned eggs he made for her.

Marc Stephen Townsley, 41, of 324 S. Front St., is accused of slapping his girlfriend and throwing her into a coffee table at a house in Wrightsville early Sunday morning, according to his charging documents.

He is charged with simple assault and resisting arrest, according to court records.

Townsley is being held in York County Prison on $20,000 bail and a state parole detainer, according to a prison spokesman.

That means even if Townsley posts bail, he would not be released from prison.

Burned food: Borough police were dispatched to a house in the 700 block of South Front Street about 1:15 a.m.

after a woman called 911 saying she feared for the safety of her sister, later identified as Nichole Waggner, charging documents state.

When officers entered the house and asked Townsley what was going on, he replied, "nothing, she (Waggner) is just stuck in the bathroom," documents state.

Officers had to force open the bathroom door, which was jammed shut with a towel and locking chain.

Once out of the bathroom, Waggner told officers that Townsley made her eggs but burned them. When she refused to eat the eggs, he became upset and allegedly threw her into a coffee table in the living room and slapped her face, documents state.

Waggner's nose was red and swollen, and she had a bleeding cut on her left cheek, documents state.

When Waggner went to the bathroom to clean up, Townsley allegedly stood at the door and screamed and yelled.

Back up: As two officers questioned Townsley, he became "extremely agitated," documents state.

Townsley told one of the officers that police had no reason to be there. The officer then called for backup.

An officer from Lower Windsor Township and one from Hellam Township responded to the scene.

When the officers attempted to arrest Townsley, he allegedly resisted arrest and officers used a stun gun on him.

"It took four officers to get him (Townsley) in cuffs," Wrightsville Police Officer Randy Wagner wrote in the charging documents.

Court records do not list an attorney for Townsley.

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