Man choked girlfriend, threw her to ground at business, police say
A 28-year-old Dover Township man has been charged in an assault on his girlfriend that included choking her and throwing her to the ground, police said.
Mason Matthew Ulrich, of the 3000 block of Bornt Drive, was charged with strangulation, a second-degree felony; simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor; and harassment, a third-degree misdemeanor, in the assault on his girlfriend on May 17.
West Manchester Township Police filed the charges May 18 with District Judge Keith Albright.
According to charging documents, police were dispatched to a Turkey Hill convenience store at Carlisle and Emig Hill roads around midnight. His girlfriend told police that Ulrich had choked her and thrown her to the ground.
She originally had gone to B&B Rentals in the 2300 block of West Market Street to meet Ulrich around 11 p.m., she said, and he eventually showed up.
An argument ensued. She alleged that Ulrich was acting strangely and claimed he was God and told her to bow down to him and get on the ground.
Ulrich allegedly grabbed her by the throat to the point where she could not breathe and gasped for air. She also stated that he slammed her to the ground, and she was able to get up and escape before contacting police.
The woman told police that Ulrich was having mental health issues and using narcotics.
The charging documents also said she didn't want to press charges against Ulrich, so the investigating officer did because of the nature of the incident.
Ulrich was still listed as being in York County Prison on Sunday. After a hearing Friday, his bail was set at $25,000 nonmonetary, meaning he could be released without a bond if he agrees to abide by certain conditions. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for 11 a.m. June 28, also in Albright's court.
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