L. Saucon Man Accused of Using Martial Arts in Alleged Assault on Brother

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According to a story published on WFMZ.com, a 35-year-old Lower Saucon Township man is facing a long list of charges including felony aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and disorderly conduct, after police say he used his martial arts experience to assault his brother early Thursday, and then led officers on a car chase that ended when he returned to his home in the 3300 block of Bingen Road.

The article–which cites court records–says Brandon Charles Petrillo allegedly punched and kicked his brother in the head, and later kicked and jumped on a township police car–damaging it–while appearing to be in a highly agitated state.

Petrillo was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail following a preliminary arraignment before District Judge John Capobianco Thursday morning, according to court records, which indicated Friday his bail was changed to a “non-monetary condition.”

The modification to Petrillo’s bail was made by Northampton County Pretrial Services, according to records.

A preliminary hearing before Capobianco is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 5.

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