York man accused of assault of a pregnant woman, false imprisonment and child abuse

YORK – Lydell R. Black Spotted Horse, 46, of York, has been charged with four crimes, including the abuse of a pregnant woman, which is a felony, in York County.

His arraignment was held this week in York County District Court.

He is charged with third degree domestic assault of a pregnant woman, a Class 3A felony; first degree false imprisonment, a Class 3A felony; committing child abuse, a Class 3A felony; and committing child abuse, a Class 1 misdemeanor. He pleaded not guilty to all counts and a jury trial has been set for January.

This case began when the York Police Department was dispatched to a York residence in the middle of the night, regarding the report of an assault.

The woman allegedly told officers Spotted Horse and his sister punched and kicked her, “inhibiting her ability to escape the assault with her children.”

At some point, the pregnant victim was allegedly able to gather her 5-year-old and 11-month-old children and she attempted to leave, but was “unable to do so as the two continued their assault on her,” according to court documents. It is alleged that the victim was holding the 11-month-old child during that assault and Spotted Horse punched the baby in the head.

The alleged victim was able to leave the residence and called the police.

Officers went to the residence and spoke with Spotted Horse’s sister, Allisa Hawkman, who denied Spotted Horse was there but after she was taken into custody, he was found in the kitchen, with visible injuries to his face.

Each Class 3A felony carries a possible maximum sentence of three years in prison with 18 months of post-release supervision, upon conviction.

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