Police: Donald Riley attacked woman with front end loader
Updated On: Apr 04 2014 05:10:21 AM CDT
A Northampton County man has been formally charged weeks after police say he drunkenly attacked a woman with a piece of heavy machinery.
Officials say Donald Riley, 62, of Upper Mt. Bethel Township, has been charged with assault, harassment and reckless endangerment.
Police say on March 8, Riley went to a home in the 1800 block of Potomac Street in Upper Mt. Bethel Township to get a pickup truck.
Police say Riley was trying to remove the truck when he got it stuck in the snow.
Officials say he left the property and returned with a front end loader to try to dig the truck out.
Police say Beverly Biasi, 73, Riley's ex-girlfriend's mother, tried to stop him from using the front end loader because she said he appeared to be intoxicated.
That's when police say Riley drove the front end loader directly at Biasi, striking her with the bucket and pinning her to the ground.
Police say Riley removed the bucket when his ex-girlfriend called 911.
Biasi suffered minor injuries.
She told 69 News what happened to her was traumatic and she thought she would die.
She also said her daughter and Riley are back together.
Copyright 2014 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Wilson man dead after chase, police-involved shooting
Police: Deaths of 2 men inside car a murder-suicide
Foul language may stop plans to rename ASD field for Andre Reed
Deadly shooting shatters quiet at Washington school
Tractor trailer accident stops traffic on Route 422
Police: Man provides false information about Eric Frein
Thousands of dollars raised for man repeatedly mistaken for Eric Frein
Restaurant owners distraught over plans to condemn property
Family makes plea for help to save their puppy
Did Eric Frein drive away?