Three preliminary hearings for individuals accused of domestic violence were waived Wednesday. Each of the cases will proceed to trial.
On Dec. 10, state police at Rockview responded to a call from a residence on Hickory Street in Bellefonte where an alleged domestic disturbance occurred between David Scott Foresman, a 58-year-old male, and his wife.
Court documents allege Foresman threw the woman out of their shared residence and down the steps and then chased her in a vehicle as she tried to run away.
Police reported the woman sustained injuries to her right wrist and knee from the incident. The woman could “barely wiggle her right fingers,” and “could not clinch her fist due to the injury,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Foresman is charged with one felony count of aggravated assault and one misdemeanor count each of simple assault and harassment.
On Wednesday, Foresman requested bail — set at 75,000 — to be lowered. The request was denied by District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker.
On Dec. 12, Bellefonte police responded to another alleged domestic violence incident.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police found Chad Christopher Spotts, 41, at a residence on North Water Street with a woman he allegedly assaulted.
The woman told police that Spotts threw her to the ground and strangled her for “approximately 30-45 seconds.”
Police observed “redness” on the woman’s neck and said she complained of “head pain.”
Spotts is charged with two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment.
Bellefonte police responded to another call for an alleged domestic violence incident on Sunday.
Police reported to Governors Park Road and found Ryan Scott Meter and a woman outside, engaged in a verbal altercation.
Police reportedly had to separate the two. Court documents indicate the woman told police Meter threw an Xbox controller at her. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Meter “walked past her in the hallway and shoved her in the recliner with enough force to flip the recliner.”
The woman also said at one point during the altercation, Meter’s hands “were around her neck.”
Victims of domestic abuse are referred to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center.