City man faces assault charges

Police: Thompson hit wife causing concussion

An Altoona man faces charges after police say he assaulted wife.

Caleb M. Thompson, 38 of 1115 16th Ave., was taken into custody by Altoona police on domestic violence charges after police said they were called to UPMC Altoona for an incident that occurred at the couple’s residence at 1 a.m. April 28.

According to the charges filed by the Altoona police department, Thompson’s wife stated that he had became irate after she woke him up by opening the door of their residence and asked him about a suspected affair.

Thompson allegedly grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground, striking her approximately seven times with a closed fist. After the alleged victim attempted to fight back, Thompson quit assaulting her and she was able to leave their residence. Police said the woman went to UPMC Altoona with complaints of a severe headache and pain in both ears that resulted in a mild concussion and bruises on the right side, back of head and forehead.

The victim later obtained an emergency protection-from-abuse order from police, an officer called Thompson and Altoona police took him into custody without incident.

Thompson was released on a $7,500 unsecured bond and waived his charges onto Blair County Court on May 8. A formal arraignment is scheduled for June 14.