City man allegedly assaults ex-girlfriend

Man also accused of robbery

A city man is in jail after police say he assaulted and robbed his ex-girlfriend.

Tareek A. Hemingway, 25, 609 N. Fifth St., faces felony robbery, burglary and criminal trespass charges along with misdemeanor counts of theft and simple assault stemming from the alleged incident Friday afternoon at a home on the 700 block of Second Avenue.

According to charges filed by Altoona police, the woman arr­ived home about 12:30 p.m. and found Hemingway inside her house. Police said the woman was afraid of Hemingway and she had told him before he was not to come to her house.

When she asked why he was there, Hemingway allegedly demanded money and when she said she didn’t have any money and told him to leave, Hemingway allegedly followed her upstairs and continued to yell that he wanted money.

Hemingway chased the woman when he thought she was going to call 911 and threatened to knock her out before he grabbed the phone and her ponytail, police said.

Hemingway allegedly struck the woman about the head several times before he stole $600 from her wallet and fled the home with her cellphone.

Hemingway was ultimately arrested and arraigned Sunday morning by Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner, who set bail at $100,000 cash. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 6 at Central Court.

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