According to court records, Joyce Speciale-Detweiler, 53, was arrested after police responded to a report of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman at 4:13 p.m. Sunday on May 6. Officers made contact with a man outside the residence who had visible marks consistent with a recent assault and a torn shirt. It was not reported if he or neighbors called police.
The man, identified as Donald Detweiler (not pictured), told police he was sitting outside the house when his wife began to argue with him about his “facial hair style.” According to the police report, he told her he planned to shave later in the day.
In response, Speciale-Detweiler reportedly retrieved a ‘vacuum pole’ from inside the house and struck him in the head and neck areas. Police said that – after repeated blows – the vacuum pole broke. Police documents say that Speciale-Detweiler then began assaulting her husband with her hands. The incident report went on to say that Speciale-Detweiler was not willing to speak to police about the incident.
I may be in the minority, but perhaps tough love for DFH is appropriate. …although getting beat over the head with a vacuum extension until it breaks clearly sucks.
Speciale-Detweiler was charged with simple assault and harassment and arraigned before a District Judge. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. Speciale-Detweiler’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 16.Tags: Assault, domestic dispute, Joyce Speciale-Detweiler, Pennsylvania, vacuum attachment