Bedford man jailed for alleged assault

Lesh accused of hitting wife; kicking her out of a vehicle

A Bedford County man is behind bars after police say he beat his wife in Holli­daysburg.

Terry Lee Lesh, 46, New Paris, is accused of hitting his wife in the head with his fists before he “kicked” her out of his vehicle on the 100 block of Jones Street in Hol­li­daysburg just be­fore 8 p.m. Sunday, according to charges filed by Holli­daysburg Borough police.

Police responded to the 100 block of Jones Street and found the woman “covered in blood” and bleeding from her mouth and nose, Hollidaysburg Police Offi­cer Bryan Ketner noted in the charges.

She was taken to UPMC Altoona by ambulance and later told police Lesh “continued to grab at her and push her down toward his legs as he continually beat her in the head area with his fists.” She was kicked out of the vehicle by Lesh, but she couldn’t remember what happened after that, police allege.

She told police Lesh drove off and she thought he was driving back to their home in New Paris.

Lesh was subsequently arrested, and on Monday morning, he was arraigned on charges that include felony aggravated assault.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash by Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner. Lesh remains in Blair County Prison and is scheduled to appear before Aigner on July 30 for a preliminary hearing on the charges.

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