York woman charged with hitting father with glass ceiling fan cover

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comAugust 2, 2013 

— A York woman who claimed her father “busted” her lip was charged with assault this week after deputies say she hit him in the head with a ceiling fan’s light cover.

Deputies on Tuesday were sent to a Hawks Nest Road home, about three miles from Chester Highway, at about 7:40 p.m. after getting calls about a confrontation between a man, 48, his daughter, 20-year-old Cassidy Cooper and her boyfriend, 29, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. The boyfriend had already left by the time authorities arrived, but Cooper told police she and her father were arguing in the kitchen.

During their argument, Cooper’s boyfriend came over armed with a tire iron and began arguing with her father, who she said busted her lip, the report states.

Deputies spoke with the father, who said that he and his daughter started arguing about her driving a car without a license. He told police that Cooper’s boyfriend threatened him with the tire iron so he went inside the house to retrieve his gun, the report states. When he came out of his bedroom, Cooper held a skillet in her hand and lifted it up as though she were going to hit him.

He pushed her away, he told deputies, causing her to fall into the kitchen, the report states. Cooper then hit him in the head and on the arm with a glass object that left him with cuts. EMS treated the father and told him he required stitches.

The father’s girlfriend told deputies that she went into a bedroom to call police, the report states. When she walked out, she saw her boyfriend bleeding. On the kitchen floor, police found splatters of blood and broken glass they determined once belonged to the glass cover of a ceiling fan’s light. Police also found the skillet in the living room on the floor near a chair just under the ceiling fan.

Police arrested and charged Cooper with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. She was released from jail Wednesday on a $2,300 bond, court records show.

Police also issued a warrant for the boyfriend, charging him with third-degree assault and battery. Court records indicate he had not been arrested by Thursday morning.

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