Man Smashed Door With Hammer to Get to Girlfriend He Was Attacking, Police Say

A Lower Saucon Township man is facing charges after police say he attacked his girlfriend and then allegedly used a hammer in an attempt to smash through the locked door to a bathroom where she was hiding.

In a news release issued Wednesday, police said Kevin Carver, 24, of the 1900 block of Leithsville Road, “punched, kicked, then choked” his live-in girlfriend during a domestic dispute Monday evening.

Officers responded to their residence after receiving a 911 call in which a woman could be heard screaming, and then took Carver into custody, police said.

According to court records, Carver is charged with Criminal Attempt-Simple Assault, Simple Assault and Harassment.

Following a preliminary arraignment before District Judge Roy Manwaring Tuesday, Carver was released on $10,000 unsecured bail, the records state.

A preliminary hearing before District Judge Anthony G. Rapp Jr. is scheduled for July 3 at 9 a.m.

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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