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Police: Armstrong Co. Woman Attacks Boyfriend With Frying Pan

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MADISON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A warrant has been issued for a woman accused of beating her boyfriend with a frying pan during a domestic dispute in Armstrong County.

According to police, the incident happened at a home in the 1000-block of Madison Road in Madison Township around 10:35 p.m. Monday.

The man and woman were in bed when an argument ensued. The situation quickly escalated and the woman began striking the man in the face several times.

She has been identified as Jane Polka, 44, of Templeton.

Polka then made her way to the kitchen, where she grabbed an 11-inch frying pan and started to chase the victim around the home and eventually struck him in the head a couple of times.

At that point, Polka grabbed a three-inch steak knife, continued to chase the victim and threatened to kill him.

During the course of the chase, she flipped over a fish tank, which caused the glass to break. She also allegedly flipped over a 32-inch television and kicked the screen to cause further damage.

Outside of the home, Polka allegedly grabbed a cinder block and used it to smash several windows and both windshields of the victim’s vehicle.

Polka fled the scene before state police arrived. A family member says Polka did it all in self-defense.

She will be facing a list of charges including, aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats and criminal mischief.

both are currently in the Armstrong County Jail — Polka on $25,000 bond and he boyfriend locked up on $5,000 bond.

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