Police: Springetts couple got in fight over flirting

Christopher Dornblaser
  • Police say David Rosengrant and his wife got in a fight after a party
  • His wife told police he swung a mallet at her, according to police

A Springettsbury Township man was arrested Sunday morning after he allegedly fought with his wife after flirting with another woman at a party, documents state.

David Alan Rosengrant, 50, of the 3300 block of Druck Valley Road, is charged with simple assault and harassment, according to charging documents. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail with the condition of having no abusive contact with the victim.

Around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Springettsbury Township Police responded to a call for a physical domestic at the Rosengrant residence, documents state. The caller told police Rosengrant and his wife, Stacy Rosengrant, were drunk and fighting, documents state.

When the officer showed up, David Rosengrant was sitting at the kitchen table, shirtless, with blood between his right shoulder and neck, documents state. Police located Stacy Rosengrant, who said she and her husband were at a swingers party, where David Rosengrant wanted to "swing" with another woman and Stacy Rosengrant did not like that. The two left and when they got home, they got in a fight in the driveway, documents state.

Police say Stacy Rosengrant did not want David Rosengrant to leave the house again because he was too drunk, so she punched him several times in the head and chest. She said he punched her in the right eye, documents state. Her right eye was visibly swollen and completely shut, according to police.

Stacy Rosengrant said the altercation continued in the house, where David Rosengrant went to the bedroom, grabbed a wooden mallet and began to swing it at her, documents state. Stacy Rosengrant wasn't sure if she had been hit by the mallet, but, according to documents, she was able to wrestle the mallet away from her husband, and she then started to swing it back at him.

When officers spoke to David Rosengrant, he said his wife was upset that he was flirting with another woman, causing them to leave, according to police. David Rosengrant said when they got home, he said he was going to leave for the night, documents state. He said when he tried to get into his truck, his wife began pushing and punching him. David Rosengrant said he punched her in the face to get away from her and he went into the home, where she followed him, according to documents.

He then told officers he didn't want to talk about it anymore. Police say David Rosengrant declined an ambulance, saying he just wanted a beer and cigarettes.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com.