Police: York Twp. woman jumped fence, broke into man's house, bit another woman

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
Bryna Lee Smith

A York Township woman is accused of jumping over a fence, breaking into a Red Lion man’s home and biting another woman, police said.

Bryna Lee Smith, 36, of 2600 Valley Drive, is charged with one count of burglary, a felony; two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one count of stalking; and one summary count each of harassment and criminal mischief.

Smith was arraigned Tuesday and was released from York County Prison after posting $15,000 bail. She has a preliminary hearing set for 10 a.m. March 23 before District Judge John H. Fishel.

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According to a criminal complaint, Dennis Tyndall told police Smith entered his house in the 200 block of First Avenue and attacked his friend Jenica Combs in the garage area around 7:36 a.m. Feb. 1. Tyndall said Smith was not allowed in the house because of a no-contact order from a previous incident.

State police said video surveillance showed Smith jumping over the rear fence, walking to the back door and watching Tyndall and Combs inside the house.

Smith then broke a window in an attempt to gain entry, but she couldn't get into the home, the complaint said. Police said Smith eventually entered the attached business, which gave her access to the upstairs living area of the house.

Combs told police Smith lunged at her, bit her on the left leg, grabbed her hair and pulled her to the floor under a trampoline, police said. The thigh injury forced Combs to seek medical treatment, the complaint said.  

Smith also is facing charges in two other cases in the Red Lion area last year.

She was charged with six misdemeanor counts of DUI and a summary count of defiant trespass in a Sept. 23 incident and with one count of misdemeanor simple assault and a summary count of harassment in another case Nov. 16, according to online court documents. 

Smith has a hearing in both those cases set for April 13 in the Court of Common Pleas.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.