BRADDOCK (KDKA) — Braddock police chief Guy Collins was charged with simple assault after a domestic incident with his girlfriend.
The criminal complaint says officers responded to the 600 block of Centre Avenue for the incident on Friday.READ MORE: 'In Your House, What's Your Plan?:' NWS Meteorologist Stresses Safety As Frequency Of Tornadoes Increases
The 20-year-old woman said she and Collins, her boyfriend, were fighting and Collins struck her in the face. The woman had a small swollen laceration on her bottom lip that was bleeding, the complaint says.
The document also says the argument was about their daughter.
The victim also said Collins grabbed her by the neck but did not choke her and threw a chair at her, the complaint says. The chair did not hit the woman.
When on the phone with the police, the woman said she locked herself in the bathroom.READ MORE: Republicans In Pennsylvania And Other States Using Ballot Initiatives To Change Election Laws
The dispatcher who took the call could hear Price screaming “get out of my face” and “don’t put your hands on me.”
Collins told police, according to the complaint, that he “shoved her” to keep the woman from hitting him.
The complaint says Collins admitted to grabbing the woman during the “tussle” but Collins said he never choked her.
Officers did not observe any marks on the woman’s throat.
Collins was arrested charged with domestic violence simple assault by physical menace.
The case was turned over to the DA’s office.MORE NEWS: Rep. Mike Kelly Facing Scrutiny Over Stocks Purchases By The Congressman And His Wife
Chardae Jones, the mayor of Braddock, released a statement, saying:
“As the incident is currently under investigation Braddock Borough is gathering all the facts to ensure the right actions are taken. Braddock Borough stands against domestic violence and strives to protect and serve the community as a whole.”