Posted by Reblog: Lehigh Valley News.
Police say the man assaulted the woman Sunday and Tuesday in his home and said he would kill her before deciding it "wasn't worth it."
A Bethlehem man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend during two arguments this week, at one point holding a kitchen knife to her and threatening to stab her, according to court records.
Britney Stiver contacted Bethlehem police Tuesday about an assault by her boyfriend, court records say. She told police Nicholas William Binczak, 19, of the 700 block of East Sixth Street, assaulted her on Sunday in the third floor apartment of the East Sixth Street home, court records say.
Binczak allegedly grabbed her by the arm and threw her into the wall and onto a bed, cutting her elbow, which she said was “gushing blood.” The suspect choked her as she was trying to leave, grabbed her face and bit her cheek, according to court records.
On Tuesday, Stiver said Binczak began yelling at her, pulled her hair and yanked her over a sofa, court papers say. He allegedly grabbed her by the wrists and held a kitchen knife to her, threatening to kill her. He said he decided against it because it “wasn’t worth it.”
Police say Stiver had various injuries that matched her description of the assault.
Binczak was arraigned Tuesday night before District Judge James Narlesky on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats. He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $10,000 with a 10 percent option.