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Jonathan Velez holds woman by hair while pummeling her with fist, police said

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Jul 18 2013 05:15:45 PM CDT
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A man held the mother of his child by the hair with one hand as he pummeled her face with a fist, officials said.

Jonathan Velez hit the woman in the face four or five times in her home in the 600 block of Alaska Street in Bethlehem just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Police found the Velez's victim with redness and swelling on the left side of her face, officials said.

Velez, 21, of 815 Argus St., Bethlehem, was charged with assault and harassment and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $2,500 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. July 24.