SOUTH HUNTINGDON (KDKA) — A Westmoreland County man is facing charges for allegedly striking a woman with a mallet during a domestic dispute.

35-year-old David Hafer, of South Huntingdon, is facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

The incident reportedly started as an argument at Hafer’s home on Dutch Hollow Road. Hafer allegedly beat the woman with his fist and choked her in addition to striking her with the mallet.

The victim suffered a large cut to her head and appeared to have read marks around her neck.

After breaking a window to get her cell phone, the woman fled from the home and went to a nearby truck stop to get help.

Neighbors declined to weigh in on the incident, saying that they are afraid of Hafer and that he has ties to an outlaw motorcycle gang.

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Hafer has a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 19, until then he is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $50,000 bond.