Police: York City man threatened to kill woman, broke three ribs

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Josue Garcia-Martines

A woman suffered three broken ribs after a York City man assaulted her while she was sleeping, police said.

Josue Garcia-Martines, 26, of the 300 block of Queen Street, is charged with one count of aggravated assault, a felony. He is also charged with making terroristic threats and simple assault, both misdemeanors. 

York City Police allege that Garcia-Martines punched the victim on the left side of her body near her ribs about 6 a.m. on Oct. 25, while she was asleep.

The woman was taken to York Hospital for her injuries, where Garcia-Martines told her that "he should have just killed her," charging documents read. 

Garcia-Martines also said he would be obtaining a gun on Monday so he could kill the woman and the father of her child, police said. 

Garcia-Martines was unable to post bail and was at York County Prison as of Tuesday, Oct. 29. His bail was set at $100,000. 

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m., Nov. 8 with District Judge Ronald Haskell.

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