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Police: Jealous fiance behind Hanover-area home invasion

  • Police say a West Manheim Township man broke into his friend's home and assaulted him.
  • Andrew Keating, 26, is charged with aggravated assault.

Penn Township Police say a man threw a large piece of concrete through his friend's window when he thought his fiancee was cheating on him with the friend.

The man then proceeded to assault his friend and attempted to gouge his friend's eyes out, court documents state.

Andrew Keating

Andrew Thomas Keating, 26, of the 2300 block of Black Rock Road in West Manheim Township, is charged with aggravated assault, burglary, trespass and two counts of simple assault.

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Allegations: Penn Township Police were called to a home on York Street at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Keating's fiancee called police and said Keating broke into his friend's residence — where she was staying — and assaulted his friend, documents state.

He thought she was cheating on him with his friend, and so he brought a large piece of concrete from his residence and broke his friend's window with it, police said.

Keating then proceeded to hit and choke his friend, before trying to "gouge" his friend's eyes out, according to court documents.

His friend had minor cuts and scrapes, but he did not require medical attention, police said.

Both his friend and his fiancee told police they were afraid of being hurt by Keating, according to charging documents.

Keating was arraigned on the charges Wednesday, Oct. 18, and was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.

He does not have an attorney listed.

He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 1 at District Judge James Miner's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.