Police: Windber man charged, accused of striking woman with wooden bowling pin

Patrick Buchnowski, The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.
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Apr. 27—A Windber man was jailed on Sunday, accused of hitting a woman over the head with a bowling pin, authorities said.

Borough police charged Ryan Hiner, 48, of the 1700 block of Veil Avenue, with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

According to a criminal complaint, police were called to the residence on Saturday for a dispute involving a weapon.

Hiner allegedly picked up a wooden bowling pin and hit the woman on the head during the argument. The woman suffered a head injury, police said.

Hiner fled the scene when police arrived. He was arrested when he returned to the Veil Avenue home on Sunday.

Hiner was arraigned by on-call District Judge Susan Mankamyer, of Boswell, and sent to the Somerset County Jail after failing to post $10,000 bond. Hiner is no longer being held at the county jail.