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Lansdale Man Arrested, Imprisoned for Assault

Edward Sligh, 30, was transported to Montgomery County prison after failing to post $25,000 cash. A female was taken to the hospital for treatment

A 31-year-old woman was treated at Lansdale Hospital for a head injury following an alleged assault by her boyfriend on April 21.

Edward Sligh, 30, of the 900 block of Walnut Street, Lansdale, was arrested on charges of simple assault, harassment, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, police said.

He was arraigned before District Judge Harold Borek at 9:15 a.m. April 22. He was remanded to Montgomery County prison in lieu of $25,000 cash bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 2 at 9:15 a.m. before Borek.

At 5:45 p.m. April 21, police responded to the area of Ninth and Broad streets for a report of a male and female screaming at each other, police said.

An officer saw a shirtless man carrying a female's purse upon arrival.

The man, identified as Sligh, told police he was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend inside their home, police said.

A tug-of-war over a suitcase ensued when the girlfriend allegedly told Sligh she was going to leave, police said.

Sligh told police he pushed his girlfriend down, which caused her head to hit a wall, police said.

When officers spoke to the victim, she told them she lost consciousness for a few minutes, police said. When she regained consciousness, she left the house with her purse, police said.

Sligh followed her outside, grabbed the purse from her and began walking back to the house when police arrived, police said.

Volunteer Medical Service Corps responded to check on the victim's head injury, and she was taken to Lansdale Hospital for treatment, police said. 

Sligh has had four other charges brought against him since February 2012, according to court documents.

The most recent is an April 5 arrest for public drunkenness, in which the county is awaiting a plea from Sligh, according to court records.

On Feb. 21, Lansdale Police charged Sligh with criminal mischief, and the county is awaiting a plea from Slight, according to records.

On Feb. 21, Lansdale Police charged Sligh with public drunkenness, to which he pleaded guilty, according to court documents.

He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in a physical or hazardous manner for an incident on Feb. 21 in Lansdale. 

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