Police: York City man assaulted pregnant woman, cut her hair with steak knife

A York City man is accused of beating and kicking his pregnant girlfriend and cutting off the woman's hair with a steak knife.

Jalen Michael Jones 24, of the 400 block of West King Street, is charged with aggravated assault for the June 12 incident that left the victim hospitalized, according to York City Police.

Jalen Jones

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Alleged assault: Police say Jones came home from work  about 2:30 p.m. and began arguing with his girlfriend.

Jones became irate and pushed her outside onto the back porch, officials said.

She had just gotten out of the shower and only had a towel around her, and she pleaded with Jones for five minutes to let her back in, documents state.

Jones then opened the door, pulled her into the home with force, and began punching and kicking her repeatedly, according to police.

She managed to get to the bathroom, but he dragged her into kitchen, documents state. Police say Jones got a steak knife and began using it to cut off the woman's  hair.

Jones continued to hit her while he was cutting her hair, documents state. Police say the victim tried to defend herself and was cut by the knife three times on her right hand. She also suffered a stab wound on the index finger of her left hand, charging documents state. 

"During the attack, Jones hit (the victim) with an iPad tablet on her head and smashed a red plastic cup on her head as well," Officer Michael Harris wrote in charging documents.

The victim suffered injuries to her head, neck, knees, ankles and abdominal area, officials said. Police say she was four months pregnant during the assault.

Lt. Gene Fells said Friday, June 15, that the victim was taken to York Hospital after the incident. She was last listed in stable condition, he said.

Jones was taken into custody June 14, according to online court records. He was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.

He does not have an attorney listed.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 29 at District Judge Joel Toluba's office.

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