Sweeney
Sweeney

A York City man is in prison, charged for the second time in less than five months with falsely imprisoning an ex-girlfriend. Aziijah Sweeney also is accused of assaulting a different woman a month ago.

York City Police allege Sweeney held Ashley Walcott captive for six days, from July 4 to Thursday, and beat her during that time.

Sweeney himself will be imprisoned until at least 2015. On Friday morning, a York County judge ordered the man to serve seven months in prison for violating his probation in two 2012 criminal cases.

Sweeney, 30, of 125 Lincoln St., Apt. C., was arrested Thursday, charged with false imprisonment and simple assault and committed to York County Prison on $100,000 bail.

Officers were called to a home on North West Street about 3 a.m. Thursday for a report of Sweeney beating a woman inside her apartment, according to charging documents.

When officers got there, Walcott let them in and told them Sweeney had passed out, police said.

Disabled phone: After officers arrested Sweeney, Walcott told them she invited Sweeney into her home on July 4, at which point he took her keys to her home, car and gun safe, and also removed the battery from her cellphone and took her pepper spray, documents state.

He refused to allow her to leave and repeatedly punched her all over her body, police said.

He made her stay in the bathroom with him when he needed to shower, and punched her in the chest every morning as she woke up, documents state.

While there, he saw Facebook messages Walcott had sent to another man, which caused him to punch her in the face, bruising her lip, police allege.

Other injuries: Walcott had bruises on other parts of her body as well, documents state.

At one point, Sweeney went out to play basketball and took Walcott with him, police said. During that time, she asked "a random person on the street" to call police for her, but that person did not, according to police.

Finally, police said, Sweeney passed out Thursday after smoking marijuana, at which point Walcott sent a Facebook message to her sister, who alerted police, documents state.

After being arrested, Sweeney was taken to York Hospital before being charged because he told police he became light-headed.

Earlier case: Sweeney did the same thing to Walcott in February, according to charging documents.

In that case, police allege Sweeney followed Walcott inside her home on Feb. 23. She later told officers she was afraid not to let him inside "because of his former violent history" with her, documents state.

Once inside, he questioned her about a Facebook post, then physically assaulted her — at one point climbing atop her on her bed to hit her, police allege.

Sweeney also choked Walcott until she felt she couldn't breath, documents state.

About 4 a.m. Feb. 24, they both fell asleep, she told police.

Took child to school: When she took her child to school that morning, Sweeney went with her to keep her from calling for help, documents state.

Shortly after they returned to her home, Walcott was able to send a text message to her stepmother saying she needed police, according to charging documents.

Police filed charges of false imprisonment and simple assault against Sweeney on Feb. 26, and an arrest warrant was issued. That was one of the several outstanding warrants for which Sweeney was wanted when police arrested him Thursday, according to court records.

His bail in the February case also was set at $100,000.

Assault case: Sweeney faces trial on charges of simple assault and harassment for allegedly assaulting Latrina Burton inside her West King Street home on June 16.

Burton told police the two got into an argument, at which point she asked him several times to leave her home, documents state.

But Sweeney refused to leave and struck Burton in the face, knocking her unconscious, according to police.

When she regained consciousness, Sweeney was no longer in her home and the woman went to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

Burton suffered two black eyes and a broken nose, documents state.

Violated probation: Sweeney was in York County Court Friday morning, where Common Pleas Judge Richard K. Renn found Sweeney in violation of his two 2012 cases — one for simple assault, the other for access device fraud.

Renn ordered Sweeney to spend seven months in prison for violating his probation and also ordered him to undergo counseling, according to court records.

A call to Sweeney's public defender was not immediately returned.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.