Daniel Hollan, 28, of 21 W. Patterson St., Lansford, faces charges following an incident which took place at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 22 at 21 W. Patterson St. Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed by Officer Joshua Tom.
Hollan was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton and committed to prison under $10,000, 10 percent bail.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:
Officer Tom received a call about a possible domestic taking place at that address. Upon arrival at the apartment, he spoke with both tenants. He first spoke with Hollan, and asked if he had physically assaulted his girlfriend. Hollan said no. Tom then spoke with Tina Phillips, who was afraid to speak in front of Hollan, her live-in boyfriend.
Once in a separate section of the apartment, she told Tom that Hollan had grabbed her by the throat, causing her to choke.
Tom observed red marks and scratches on the left side of her neck. Phillips also told police that Hollan had then dragged her across the apartment by her hair, threatening to throw her outside.
A friend of Hollan's was reported to have shown up at the apartment, and Hollan stopped the assault and went outside.
Phillips then called her mother, who contacted Lansford police.
Tom explained to Hollan that he was under arrest for domestic violence. He was arrested without incident and taken to the police station. Phillips gave police a statement of facts on the assault.