Man wanted in York City metal broom assault

Andrew Hoover

Police are searching for a man they said caused serious injuries to his girlfriend when he assaulted her with a metal broom over the weekend.

Andrew Mack Hoover, 21, allegedly assaulted the woman in a home in the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

Hoover, of the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue, was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 18, and charged with aggravated assault, a felony, and a misdemeanor offense of simple assault.

Police said Hoover and his girlfriend were arguing when Hoover began punching and kicking her.

He also swung a metal broom at her face, then hit her arms when she put them up to defend herself, charging documents allege.

When officers arrived the victim had multiple injuries to her face, arms and body, police said. She had bruises along both arms and a laceration above her left eyebrow, according to court documents.

The laceration, police said, was almost an inch long and it was so deep that bone could be seen.

She was taken to York Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Hoover posted $25,000 bail and was released on Wednesday, according to online court records. His preliminary hearing is schedule for OCt. 2 before Magisterial District Judge James Morgan.

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