Police: York City man hit woman with metal pan after argument turned physical

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch

A York City man is accused of repeatedly hitting a woman with a metal pan and pushing her to the ground during an argument that became violent, police said.

David Antonio Sapp, 30, is charged with felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor simple assault and harassment, a summary offense.

Charging documents state that about 2 a.m. Nov. 1, police responded to the 700 block of West Philadelphia Street for a call about a woman who was upset and bleeding from her head.

Police said they could hear arguing coming from inside the house when they arrived. After going inside, they ordered Sapp to wait outside the house and found the woman in the kitchen and living room area, where there was "a large amount of blood on the floor," documents state.

She had a large cut on her head and was throwing up in a trash can, police said.

David Sapp

The woman told police she and Sapp were having an argument that became physical, documents state.

Sapp allegedly took a metal pan and hit the woman repeatedly until she fell down, then kept hitting her on the head, police said.

When the woman tried to get up, police said, Sapp pushed her down and she hit her head on an unknown object, which caused the cut and the bleeding, charging documents state.

She was taken to York Hospital for her injuries.

Sapp was released on $10,000 bail, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 16 before District Judge Joel Toluba.

Defense attorney Bill Graff was not available to comment Friday.

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