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Man returns to beat girlfriend after taking her things, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: May 17 2013 06:12:07 PM CDT
WILSON, Pa. -

A man returned to the apartment he shares with his girlfriend and beat her, an hour after she reported to police he had stolen things from her, officials said.

Jakata B. Rollins pushed, slapped and punched is girlfriend several times at about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday in their apartment in the unit block of South 17th St. in Wilson, Northampton Co., officials said.

The woman had a bloody nose, a large bruise on her right thigh and a scratch on her left ankle when police arrived, officials added.

About an hour earlier, the woman told police that Rollins had taken her cell phone, ATM and identification cards and her shoes, and officers advised her to consider leaving the apartment because Rollins had been violent with her in the past, officials said.

Rollins, 25,  was arraigned Thursday night 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 2 p.m. May 24.