Police: Winterstown man, drunk, assaults woman and family
- Police say man, drunk, was found choking woman in his home
- The woman said the man, drunk, hit her and her family member, documents state
- Police say he was taken to hospital, and the woman he choked picked him up
- The man was found hiding in a closet in the home, documents state
Police say a Winterstown man assaulted a woman and one of her family members while he was drunk early Saturday morning.
Jason Alec Conrad, 40, of the 12500 block of Winterstown Road, is charged with one count each of unlawful restraint, corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to minors, two counts of assault and three counts of harassment, documents state.
Conrad was committed to York County Prison instead of posting $7,500 bail.
On Saturday morning, Southern Regional police were dispatched to Conrad's home on reports of a domestic altercation. When police looked through the front window and saw Conrad on top of a woman with his hands around her neck, they immediately entered the home and took Conrad into custody, documents state. Conrad, police say, was bleeding from his left hand, and there was blood around the immediate area.
Conrad was taken to York Hospital by ambulance, documents state.
According to police documents, the woman said she was at Conrad's drinking with some of her family present. Police say Conrad assaulted the woman and a family member and punched a window after an argument. The woman told officers Conrad hit her in the head and pushed her face into the couch with his hand on the back of her neck, stating that he sometimes gets this way when he drinks, documents state.
A member of the woman's family told police Conrad began agitating everyone because he was drunk and told police Conrad was arguing with everyone when he began to light a cigarette in the home, documents state. Police say the family objected to Conrad smoking in the home because an infant was there, but he continued smoking, even blowing smoke in the child's face.
According to the police, a family member told police Conrad slapped him on the stomach multiple times and kicked him in the hips and buttocks.
Additionally, police say, Conrad encouraged and verbally forced a 12-year-old boy to drink alcohol.
Later, according to documents, police were told by a representative of York Hospital that a woman had picked up Conrad. Police say they went to Conrad's home, where they encountered the woman who earlier had been choked. When asked of Conrad's whereabouts, the woman told police he was not at the home. However, after asking to search the home, police say they found Conrad hiding in a closet in an upstairs bedroom.
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