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City man faces assault charges

An Altoona man is facing assault and trespassing charges after allegedly entering his estranged wife’s residence Wednesday and dragging her out of the home, court documents stated.

Caleb M. Thompson, 39, was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller and was detained at Blair County Prison until he posted a $10,000 cash bond Friday, according to court documents.

Thompson allegedly burst into his estranged wife’s Fourth Avenue residence Wednesday and accused her of having a new boyfriend, police reported.

The victim told police she and Thompson were separated, and she moved to the new residence to get away from Thompson, court documents stated.

A witness, who was reportedly in the residence when Thompson arrived, told police he burst into the home and demanded the victim give him a key, before grabbing the victim’s hair and pulling her off the couch where she was sitting, police reported.

While the victim tried to call 911, Thompson allegedly grabbed her leg, dragging her through the house while also struggling to take away her phone, a criminal complaint stated.

At one point, Thompson allegedly secured the phone and hit the victim on the head with it, a witness said.

Having dragged the victim outside through the rear exit, Thompson allegedly broke the victim’s phone and shoved her into the side of the residence before fleeing the scene on foot, police reported.

Thompson’s case was transitioned to the Court of Common Pleas on Friday and is awaiting the filing of information, court documents stated.

Mirror Staff Writer Ike Fredregill is at 814-946-7458.

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