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Tamaqua man jailed for assault

Published August 02. 2011 05:01PM

An illegal immigrant was taken into custody by Tamaqua police on July 27 after the man allegedly injured his wife in a domestic incident.

Officers were dispatched to 132 Schuylkill Ave. at 11:40 p.m. where they were met by Concepcion Martinez. Martinez told Patrolman Matt Bynon she had ben assaulted by her husband, Victor Antonio-Villagomez, 35, who allegedly struck her on the arm and leg with a belt. Bynon did observe several welts on the victim.

Villagomez was taken into custody a few minutes later, after being located in a parking lot near the residence.

Charged with simple assault and harassment, he was arraigned before duty District Judge James Ferrier, Orwigsburg. Bail was set at $5,000 straight cash bond. Unable to post bail Villagomez was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville. A detainer was obtained from federal immigration officials.

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