Monday, April 17, 2023

Ashland Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault Involving Serrated Blade and Metal Pipe

An Ashland man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after he allegedly assaulted a woman with a serrated blade and attacked a man with a metal pipe early Friday.

According to court documents, on Friday, April 14th, 2023, around 3:00am, Pennsylvania State Troopers from the Frackville barracks responded to the 1200 block of Walnut Street for a report of a 911 hang up call.  The caller stated "Someone was cut up", then they hung up.

At the scene, Troopers spoke with a woman that said she and her boyfriend, Braheem Shabazz Bailey, 30, of Ashland, were involved in a verbal argument inside their apartment on South 11th Street.  The argument was over police being called to their apartment for a previous incident.

The woman said, during the argument, Bailey went into the kitchen and retrieved a serrated blade and began to chase her.  Bailey cut the woman underneath her chin and on her chest.  She then escaped the apartment and went to a home in the 1200 Block of Walnut Street for help.

Bailey followed the woman to the home with a metal pipe, grabbed her by the hair and drug her onto the sidewalk. 

Bailey then struck the homeowner from Walnut Street in the arm with the metal pipe as he tried to intervene and help the woman.

Bailey was taken into custody and charged by Trooper Joshua Yates with aggravated assault, 2 counts of simple assault, 2 counts of recklessly endangering the welfare of another person, loitering and prowling at night, public drunkenness, and harassment. 

He was arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge David Plachko and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $100,000 straight cash bail.