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Louis Blair's assault on wife sends her to hospital, police say

Published On: May 17 2013 07:06:24 PM EDT
FORKS TWP., Pa. -

A man pinned his wife to the floor and threw enough punches to her face and head that she had to be taken to the hospital, officials said.

Louis R. Blair beat up his wife in their home in the 2700 block of Pond Drive, Forks Twp., Northampton Co., at about 4 p.m. Thursday, when an argument turned physical, officials said.

The woman's left eye was nearly swollen shut and her right eye was badly swollen when police arrived, and she was taken to the hospital, officials said, adding that Blair was found hiding in a neighbor's yard.

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Blair, 29, was arraigned on assault and harassment charges and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $2,500 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 3 p.m. May 24.