A Johnstown man held a woman against her will at a Somerset motel, borough police said.
Nicole Rigo, 26, of Somerset, said former boyfriend Ralph Carter Jr., 30, kept her in the bathroom of the Knights Inn on Saturday, pushing and shoving her when she tried to leave.
She eventually was allowed to go, but later went to 800 E. Main St. to try to smooth things over with Carter, according to police. But – when she found Carter with another woman – Carter struck her and tossed her into a Dumpster, police said.
Carter later was stopped for DUI and then arraigned on multiple charges. He was jailed in lieu of bond.
• In other police-related news, a Somerset Borough man was arrested following a DUI and hit-and-run incident about 2 a.m. Saturday.
Witnesses told police that a Ford Ranger struck a parked car in the parking lot of Mel’s Restaurant & Bar and fled the scene. Later, the suspect vehicle was pulled over after officers said it was being driven with its headlights turned off and almost struck an officer directing traffic.
Officers said Matheu Lyons, 24, of Somerset, was intoxicated.
“Lyons was arrested for DUI and, while awaiting testing at Somerset Hospital, Lyons made obscene sexual remarks to male and female staff,” police said in their report.
Lyons then was taken to the police department for arraignment, where police said he threatened an officer’s life. Lyons then urinated in the holding cell, police said.
Lyons was charged with 15 counts ranging from felony aggravated assault to summary traffic charges.
He was being held in the Somerset County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.
Police listed the victims as Natalie Sherman, 32, and Paul Bocianowski, 32, both of Somerset, and Jill Partsch, 35, of Summerhill.
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