SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WETM) — Police have released more information on the arrest of a Bradford County man accused of assaulting, strangling, and imprisoning a woman during an altercation last week.
Ronald Kelley, 56, was arrested on May 11 after Pennsylvania State Police responded to an incident in progress at an address on Peas Hill Road in Smithfield Township. According to the criminal complaint obtained by 18 News, the victim met police with blood on her face and chest, and Kelley had multiple bleeding wounds on his face. He allegedly told police that the injuries were from moving furniture and denied any physical altercation.
During the interview with the victim, she reportedly told police that Kelley had shown up to her house and attacked her after she asked him to leave. She said Kelley allegedly shoved her to the floor, got on top of her and began to strangle her. The altercation allegedly continued into other rooms of the house, as well, while Kelley continued to grab the woman by the neck, the criminal complaint said.
Police said the woman had scratches on her legs and shoulders but had no injuries on her face.
Kelley was charged with Strangulation, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Restraint – Serious Bodily Injury, False Imprisonment, and Harassment. He was arraigned and taken to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $85,000 bail.