Edward Snyder, 41, of 217 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, faces charges from an incident which took place on Feb. 23 at 9:50 p.m. at 253 E. Abbott St., Lansford. Charges of two counts of simple assault and two counts of harassment were filed by Officer Thomas Fort. Snyder was arraigned and committed to prison under $2,500 cash bail.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:
Fort was dispatched to 253 E. Abbott St. on a report of an active domestic dispute. He was met by the victim, Kimberly Rossi, who told him that Snyder had just been there. He had become confrontational with her, and he was holding a bottle. Rossi told Fort that Snyder had threatened to "smash the bottle over my head and then slice my throat."
She told Fort that Snyder had then made an "OK" sign with his fingers, then hit her in the face and head-butted her. Fort saw a red mark and a contusion on her forehead.
Before police arrived, Snyder fled in a vehicle driven by his friend. Nesquehoning police stopped the vehicle and Snyder was arrested.