Posted by Reblog: Lehigh Valley News.
Police say the female victim suffered head and facial injuries in Monday night's attack.
Police say Gerald Thomas, 44, of the 1700 block of Broadway, and 44-year-old Richard Heilman, went Monday night to an encampment belonging to Mark LeFever and Andrea Wunderly. The site is in the woods off Schoenersville Road, police said.
Colonial Regional police say Heilman attacked Wunderly with a metal ball wrapped in a sap or club. LeFever tried to intervene, police say, and Thomas grabbed and held him to prevent him from coming to the aid of the woman.
Wunderly suffered head and facial injuries from the attack, including a swollen eye socket and cuts to her head, requiring her to get stitches, police said.
Thomas was arraigned early Tuesday morning before District Judge Douglas Schlegel on charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit simple assault and conspiracy to commit harassment. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.
Court papers indicate Heilman is not in custody. He’s wanted for aggravated assault, simple assault, possession of a prohibited weapon and harassment, authorities said.