Nesquehoning man charged with stabbing pregnant wife
A Nesquehoning man is in custody after he stabbed his pregnant wife while high on drugs.
Dana Seidler, 34, of the unit block of East Railroad Street, faces charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment.
According to an affidavit filed by Nesquehoning police, on Monday, officers were dispatched to the area of Mermon Avenue and West Railroad Street for a domestic.
Officers found a pregnant woman sitting on the porch of a home on West Railroad with a stab wound to the stomach and visible defensive wounds. She told police her husband, identified as Seidler, went back to their home after the incident.
Police went to the couple’s home and heard people talking inside. Officers were then able to identify Seidler, who was making his son read a piece of paper over and over again.
Police ordered Seidler to come out, which he eventually did.
He was taken into custody by Nesquehoning police, while officers from Jim Thorpe recovered the knife that was used in the incident. The boy in the home pointed out that it was an approximately 14-inch blade sword and showed police where it was located.
The boy told police Seidler had been acting weird all day and had been reading the Bible for hours before hearing his mother yelling for help.
The boy was able to get his father to hand over the knife to him and tried to help his mother flee, but Seidler again chased her out of the home.
Lehighton Ambulance was dispatched and treated the victim before transporting her to Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest for her wounds.
Police said that at the time of the incident, Seidler was high on drugs.
The investigation is ongoing.
Seidler was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek Monday morning and is currently in Carbon County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 30.