Nadia Baki, 18, of 19 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 5:21 p.m. Sept. 22 at her residence. Charges of simple assault (two counts) and harassment were filed by Officer Robert Shubeck and Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick. She was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton and committed to prison under $10,000, 10 percent bail.
Her boyfriend, Brandon Snyder, was charged with harassment.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:
Soberick responded to handle a reported physical; assault complaint that was to have occurred in the area of 19 W. Bertsch St. Upon arrival, he spoke with the complainant, Snyder, and immediately saw the left side of his face was red and swollen and that the white of his left eye was also red.
Snyder told police he had gotten into a verbal argument with his paramour, Nadia Baki. This argument allegedly escalated to the point that it became physical, and ended with Baki punching the victim in the left eye/face. Snyder said he then grabbed Baki's arm and twisted it so he could flee the room. Snyder said he left the building, called for police assistance and then waited for them to arrive.
Soberick spoke with Baki and learned from her that there was an argument that started over her belief that he was under the influence of a controlled substance. Baki provided a written statement again indicating that the argument escalated to a physical confrontation, but Baki said that her arm was twisted by Snyder, and after being released, she punched him in the face.
Based on Soberick's observations, and explanations and statements made by the involved parties, Soberick contacted the on-call assistant district attorney and charged were approved against both parties as the argument and fight was a result of domestic violence.