Police: Manchester Twp. man choked fiancee while she was holding baby
A Manchester Township man is accused of several domestic and physical assaults against his fiancee, including one incident in which he choked her while she was holding a 6-month-old, police said.
Eric Eugene Dillon-Fielder, 30, is charged with two counts of strangulation and endangering the welfare of children, all felonies. He's also charged with making terroristic threats, a misdemeanor.
Dillon-Fielder's fiancee reported the incident to Northern York County Regional Police on June 22, at which point she told officers about three recent incidents, two of which she recorded on her phone.
The first incident occurred around 5 p.m. on a day in March, in the 1000 block of Hearthridge Lane in Manchester Township, according to police.
The woman told police she was at work when she got a call from her fiance, who sounded intoxicated and demanded she leave work to come home. When she returned home, Dillon-Fielder got in her face and followed her around the house, she told police.
While she was getting a 6-month-old baby ready for bed, Dillon-Fielder allegedly choked her for roughly 10 seconds. Dillon-Fielder choked her a second time later, while she was holding the baby, police allege.
Though she tried to leave the house, Dillon-Fielder demanded she come back inside, and she complied, police said.
A second incident took place in April. Dillon-Fielder threatened to bash his fiancee's head in with a beer bottle, charging documents allege.
The woman began recording the incident, and police later obtained and reviewed the footage, police said.
A third incident, also in April, was once again captured on video, police said. In that incident, the woman alleges Dillon-Fielder threatened to shoot her in the mouth and said she would never see her 6-month-old again, police said.
"Eric states, 'You will never take her from me, so just get that so f— deep in your head. You won't. I'll kill you. I'll shoot you in the f— mouth. I will. You're not taking her from me,'" charging documents allege.
Dillon-Fielder was contacted by phone for an interview with Northern Regional Police, which he initially agreed to participate in. He later declined, police said.
Dillon-Fielder is free on $25,000 unsecured bail. That means he was not required to post any money to remain free but could forfeit that amount if he misses court proceedings.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 20 with District Judge Jeffrey Oberdorf.
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