Cresson man accused of assault

SANKERTOWN – A Cresson man was jailed Friday after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulted her boyfriend.

According to state police at Ebensburg, Matthew Clarence Teeter, 23, entered his ex-girlfriend’s home along the 400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Sankertown about 3:30 a.m. Friday through a window near the front porch.

Police said he left a muddy footprint on a couch and tracked mud upstairs to a bedroom, where he left a muddy handprint on a light switch.

The victim told police he woke up with Teeter on top of him, punching him in the head and face. Police said the victim had a visible laceration on his mouth and bruising to the back of his head, and he showed police his blood on the

bed resulting from the assault.

He was transported to UPMC Altoona for treatment, police said.

Teeter’s ex-girlfriend told police she immediately recognized Teeter during the assault and that he had turned on the light

before punching her boyfriend.

She said after she failed to stop Teeter, she fled the room to call 911, police said.

She also told police that Teeter, with whom she has a child, had texted her earlier that day telling her to keep her boyfriend “away from his son.”

Police said they observed blood on Teeter’s socks and bruising on his hands when he was arrested at his father’s home a little before 5 a.m. along Peary Circle in Cresson.

His socks and cellphone were taken as evidence, police said.

Teeter is charged with burglary, criminal trespass and simple assault, as well as two counts of harassment.

He was arraigned Friday by Magisterial District Judge Fred Creany.

A hearing with Magisterial District Judge Galen Decort is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 22.

As of Friday, Teeter remained in Cambria County Prison on 10 percent of a $50,000 bond.