Arraignment held for woman accused of beating pregnant woman in York

YORK – Alissa Hawkman, 33, of York, has pleaded not guilty in a case where she is accused of beating a pregnant woman, false imprisonment and child abuse.

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

Also accused in the case is her brother, Lydell R. Black Spotted Horse, 46, of York.

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 Hawkman 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 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.

A jury trial has been set for late February.




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