York City man accused of assaulting woman
A York City man remains in York County Prison after police say he assaulted his girlfriend twice in one week.
Rachard Dominique Evans, 25, of 308 E. Springettsbury Ave., is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to charging documents.
The alleged incident: On Jan. 1, York City Police say, while angry and jealous over another person, Evans hit his girlfriend in their York City home.
Evans allegedly knocked his girlfriend to the floor and punched her in the face, according to charging documents.
While she was on the floor, Evans punched her in the ribs and stomped on her chest, police said.
About 4:30 a.m. Jan. 4, police say, Evans went into her room while she was sleeping, backed her into a corner and punched her in the leg and body. He allegedly beat her with a black charging cord and a belt, documents state.
He stopped briefly and got a white extension cord and began whipping her as he chased her around the home, police said.
According to charging documents, Evans continued to beat the woman until about 5:30 a.m., when he allowed her to go to work.
His girlfriend had severe bruising that was consistent with her statements, police said. She reported the alleged assaults to police the morning of Jan. 4, documents state.
Evans was arrested later that morning, police said. While being transported, police say Evans said he was sorry and that he needed help.
Evans remains in York County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at District Judge Ronald J. Haskell Jr.'s office.
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