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Police: Drunk City Man Stabbed Walls of Apartment

Suspect accused of choking and threatening woman after she picked him up at Old Brewery Tavern.

 

A city man got violent Tuesday night after his girlfriend picked him up at a nearby bar. He kicked open the door of his apartment, grabbed a knife and started to stab the walls and then demanded money from the woman.

When she refused, he grabbed her around the throat and choked her, pulled her hair and threatened to kill her “as well as to have other people hurt and rape her,” the woman told police.

Christopher Joseph Preg, 24, of 119 W. Frankford St., Apt. 25, was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment and public drunkenness.

The woman told police Preg was outside, banging on the door and yelling to get inside. She also said Preg was intoxicated.

Officer Jeff Lutte found Preg sitting on a curb outside. Preg stood up and walked toward Lutte. “He had an unsteady gait and disheveled appearance,” Lutte said in a criminal complaint. Preg slurred his words and smelled of alcohol, Lutte said.

Preg said “he just wanted his clothing so that he could leave.”

Lutte then spoke to the woman, who said she picked up her boyfriend at the on W. Union Blvd. She then described the incident.

The records also list an Effort (Monroe County) address for Preg and say his prior record includes probation violations and being a fugitive from justice in New Jersey in 2008.

He was arraigned at 1 am Wednesday by on-duty District Judge Todd Strohe of Bangor and committed to Northampton County Prison after failing to post $15,000 bail.

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