Police: Man punched woman more than 20 times

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Brandon Connelly

A woman was sent to York Hospital after a man punched her 20 to 30 times, according to state police. 

Police said Brandon Connelly, 36, became irate on Sept. 25 after looking through the woman's phone and seeing text messages from another man, according to charging documents. The Red Lion resident then allegedly began striking the woman with a closed fist. 

Connelly struck her in the head, neck and upper torso area, and she temporarily lost consciousness, police allege.

The woman told police that while Connelly was hitting her, he called her a "stupid f⁠— whore," and said that he "wanted her to die."

Connelly would not let the woman leave his house and told her to clean the blood off her face, charging documents allege. He threatened to assault the woman again if she did not tell him the truth about the man in the text message, according to police. 

Connelly was charged with felony aggravated assault. He was also charged with making terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment and simple assault, all misdemeanors. 

Connelly is scheduled to appear before District Judge Richard Thomas in a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Oct. 9.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.