PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man was arrested on his wedding night for allegedly assaulting his new bride.
Police were called to the home on 3rd Street for a domestic dispute around 1 a.m. Sunday.
According to police, officers had to use a Taser on David Wachinski, 31, of Donora, to subdue him.
His wife, Katie Thompson, said they began arguing as soon as they returned home after the wedding over the weekend.
One neighbor says she saw several cars at the house Saturday.
“I didn’t hear nothing. We didn’t even know who got married,” the neighbor said. “They were all parked along here. There was a big crowd over there, but I didn’t see anything or hear anything. Nothing out of the ordinary or anything like that.”
According to the criminal complaint, police were told that someone in the home had a gun.
When police got inside the home, the criminal complaint says another man, identified as William Thieret, was holding down Wachinski on the floor.
The criminal complaint reports Wachinski told police to get out of his house, and then allegedly grabbed an officer by the leg and attempted to pull him to the floor.
Another officer had to use a Taser on Wachinski because he continued to fight with police, according to the criminal complaint.
Thompson told police they both had been drinking at their wedding reception, the criminal complaint reports. She says Wachinski had a lot to drink, and when they got home that night started arguing.
She told police Wachinski punched her in the forehead and kicked her in her ribs. She wasn’t sure if she lost consciousness during the fight.
“If you were to ask me if he was one to do that, I don’t really know him,” the neighbor said, “and she’s such a nice person, I don’t know why he would.”
After the assault, the complaint says Thieret stated that he stepped in and attempted to restrain Wachinski. Thieret stated Wachinski allegedly grabbed him and tossed him around the bedroom, causing a flat-screen television to become dislodged and also put a large hole in the wall.
Wachinski was charged with simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness. He was released from the Washington County Jail after posting $5,000 bond.
The couple wasn’t home when KDKA went to the house Tuesday seeking comment.