Sunday, July 9, 2023

West Mahanoy Township Man Faces Charges for Aggravated Assault and Endangering the Welfare of Children

A West Mahanoy Township man remains locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children charges after an incident near Shenandoah.

According to court documents, on Monday, June 26th, 2023, around 11:00pm, West Mahanoy Township Police were called to West Center Street in the Brownsville section of Shenandoah, in the township for a report of a disturbance.

At the scene, Police Officer John Roberts learned that 31-year-old Thomas Rovinsky and a male family member got into a verbal altercation that turned physical.  Rovinsky reportedly assaulted him by throwing him into a glass window, punching him in the head multiple times, and choking him.  The man was reported to have visible injuries to his head, hand, and neck.

During the altercation, Rovinsky was also reported to be holding a baby.

The baby had visible bruising from her knee to her foot.

Both the male and the baby were taken to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Officer Roberts placed Rovinsky under arrest and charged him with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, strangulation, and endangering the welfare of children.

He was arraigned in the early morning hours of June 27th, 2023, before on-call Magisterial District Judge David J. Rossi, Tremont, and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $75,000 straight cash bail.

He remains locked up in prison waiting for a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday, July 13th, 2023, before Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker, Shenandoah.