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A York City man remains in York County Prison without bail after police say he got into a "very physical" altercation with an officer.

York City Police say Jonathan Aponte tried biting a lieutenant, and even ripped the lieutenant's radio off.

Aponte, 32, of the 400 block of East Princess Street, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and resisting arrest.

Incident: Police were called to Aponte's home about 7 p.m. May 29 for a report of a domestic incident between Aponte and his girlfriend, charging documents state.

When police arrived, they found the victim with blood on her face, and she had swollen eyes, according to officials. She said Aponte was responsible for the injuries, and he was running from the building, court documents state.

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One of two responding officers, a lieutenant, went after him while the other officer stayed and spoke with the victim, officials said.

According to court documents, the lieutenant stepped off the elevator on the first floor and saw Aponte. He tried stopping Aponte and told him to put his hands up, which immediately caused a struggle, officials said.

The officer grabbed Aponte to stop him, but he pulled away, causing the lieutenant to fall, charging documents indicate.

The fight then became "very physical," and Aponte tried to bite the lieutenant while the officer attempted to restrain him, according to police.

The lieutenant radioed for help, but Aponte ripped the microphone off his shoulder, charging documents state.

The lieutenant subdued Aponte until backup arrived and officers were able to handcuff him, according to police. 

The lieutenant suffered injuries to his wrist, scratches to his face and bite marks to his forearm, documents state. 

Aponte was taken to the county's central booking unit for arraignment during the morning on Wednesday, May 30.

Senior District Judge Douglas F. Meisenhelter sent Aponte to York County Prison without bail, according to online court records.

He does not have an attorney listed.

Aponte's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 19 at District Judge Linda Williams' office.

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

 

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