Police have charged the boyfriend of a Garfield woman after they said he broke through the window of her mother's home and attacked her with a butter knife.
Labbaron McCoy, 29, shattered the dinning room window and went after his girlfriend, Tameka Kelly, 27, who was sitting in the living room of her mother's house.
Ms. Kelly told police that Mr. McCoy had stolen her cell phone and keys to her apartment, so she went to her mother's home on the 5300 block of Columbo Street to hide from McCoy. Ms. Kelly previously filed a protection from abuse order on McCoy June 5.
Officers said Ms. Kelly ran to a third-floor bathroom, locked herself inside and called 911. Mr. McCoy was able to force his way into the bathroom and began to punch and kick Ms. Kelly in the face and stomach, police said.
When police arrived, they said they immediately saw blood on the floor and the wall and they found Ms. Kelly "sitting in a pool of blood" on the bathroom floor.
Officers found McCoy hiding in a closet with cuts to his legs, hands and face. Police said they had to use pepper spray to subdue McCoy when he became combative with the officers.
McCoy is charged with burglary, resisting arrest, aggravated assault, criminal tresspass and terroristic threats. He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail.
Ms. Kelly was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where she was in stable condition.