Glen Rock man allegedly threw child, choked woman
A Glen Rock man is accused of physically throwing a 2-year-old out of his apartment before choking the child's mother, according to police.
Southern Regional Police say Nicholas Ryan Mullins was drunk when he came home Sunday, July 23 and assaulted a woman who lives at his residence.
Mullins, 26, of Church Street, is charged with strangulation, simple assault, endangering child welfare, criminal mischief, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and harassment.
Allegations: Police arrived at Mullins' residence and found several items in the apartment that were destroyed and thrown out onto the lawn.
Police spoke with the victim, who had a small laceration above her right eyebrow, a scrape on her left hand, minor scrapes on her knees and an abrasion around her neck that looked to be a strangulation mark, documents state.
She said earlier that day she was at her neighbor's home when Mullins arrived with some friends. She said one of Mullins' friends was smoking marijuana while there were children present, and Mullins and his friends were asked to leave, according to police.
Mullins told his neighbor "I'll be back for you," and punched a street light, breaking it as he left, charging documents state.
Mullins returned home later that night, and the victim confronted him about his behavior, and the two began to argue, police said. The victim said she kicked a door, causing Mullins to become "irate," documents state.
He struck her in the face and dragged her outside, police said, and he went back inside and grabbed the victim's 2-year-old son by arm, and "physically threw him outside."
When the victim tried to get inside, he confronted her again, grabbed her by the hair and repeatedly punched her, documents state.
Police say he then wrapped his hand around her neck and began to choke her until it became hard for her to breathe.
She was pushed out of the apartment again when police arrived, documents allege.
When speaking with Mullins, he said that he was walking home from the Rail Trail Tavern when he passed out in an alley from being too drunk, and when he woke up, he walked to his home, police said.
When he got home, the two argued, police said. Mullins claimed she attacked and bit him on his shoulder and that she threw something at his TV, damaging it, court documents state.
Mullins said once this happened, he became upset and pulled the woman down by her hair, according to police. He admitted to repeatedly striking the woman in the face, documents state.
Charging documents do not state the relationship between Mullins and the victim, or do the documents say how Mullins is related to the child.
Mullins was arraigned on the charges that night and was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $40,000 bail.
He does not have an attorney listed.
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