Contact Us
Cumberland Daily Voice serves Carlisle, East Pennsboro Twp, Hampden Twp, Lower Allen Twp, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Silver Spring Twp & Upper Allen Twp
Return to your home site

Menu

Cumberland Daily Voice serves Carlisle, East Pennsboro Twp, Hampden Twp, Lower Allen Twp, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Silver Spring Twp & Upper Allen Twp

Nearby Towns

  • York
    serves Dover Twp, Fairview Twp, Manchester Twp, Penn Twp, Springettsbury Twp, Windsor Twp & York
  • Dauphin
    serves Colonial Park, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lower Paxton Twp, Middletown, Progress, Susquehanna Twp & Swatara Twp
  • Adams
    serves Conewago Twp, Cumberland Twp, Franklin Twp, Gettysburg, Littlestown, Mount Pleasant Twp, Oxford Twp, Reading Twp & Straban Twp
News

PA Woman Bound With Duct Tape In Bathtub, Beaten With Hammer, Police Say

Matthew Nelson.
Matthew Nelson. Photo Credit: Luzerne County Prison

A man is accused of duct-taping his girlfriend into a bathtub and beating her with a hammer, according to police in Luzerne County.

Matthew Nelson, 28, of Wilkes Barre, is accused of taping a woman, placing her into a bathtub and repeatedly hitting her with a hammer, as first reported by cbs21

The woman somehow got free, fled from the apartment she shared with Nelson, as he chased her with a hammer, smashing her car windows.

She made it to a police station and reported what happened on Sunday.

She had marks and bruising from the “hammer attack” on her wrists, ankle, arm, and an eyelid.

While in the bathtub, her mouth was covered, arms and legs were taped together.

Nelson then turned the faucet on, filling the tub, “in an attempt to kill her,” according to the court dockets.

Nelson was high on methamphetamine at the time of the attack, as he attempted to police.

He was on in the apartment on house arrest for charges including a DUI.

When he was apprehended he told police “there’s more to the story,” but he side of what happened has not been released.

He has been charged with the following, according to court documents:

  • F2 Aggravated Assault - Attempts to cause or causes bodily injury with deadly weapon
  • M2 Simple Assault (2 Counts)
  • M1 Terroristic Threats W/ Int To Terrorize Another
  • M1 Unlawful Restraint/ Serious Bodily Injury
  • M2 Criminal Mischief - Damage Property
  • M Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (3 Counts)

He is being held in the Luzerne County Prison.

He has been denied bail because he poses a danger to the victim and the serious nature of the charges, according to court documents.

His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Cumberland Daily Voice!

Serves Carlisle, East Pennsboro Twp, Hampden Twp, Lower Allen Twp, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Silver Spring Twp & Upper Allen Twp

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.