Monessen woman accused of hitting boyfriend with hammer

August 3, 2018

A Monessen woman allegedly struck her boyfriend with a hammer Saturday after he accused her of spending money on marijuana instead of clothes for their children, according to Monessen Police.

Erin N. Walker, 33, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment by city police after the alleged assault at the couple’s home on Linden Avenue. Walker was released Sunday on $50,000 unsecured bond, according to online court documents.

Walker’s boyfriend, Christopher Slavik, 30, was treated at Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Township, Washington County, and released after the 2:40 p.m. incident.

Police Lt. David Yuhasz alleges in an affidavit of probable cause that when he arrived at the scene he found Slavik standing on the front porch bleeding from an injury above his right eye. Yuhasz said in court documents that Slavik informed him that Walker had struck him with an unknown blunt instrument and then locked him out of the house.

Yuhasz reported that during an argument Walker became angry and struck him after “Slavik accused Walker of spending money on marijuana instead of buying clothes for their children.”

Yuhasz said in court documents that Walker was taken into custody after she opened the front door.

Yuhasz said in court documents that one of the couple’s three children told police that he saw Walker strike Slavik with a hammer. Police said two other children who were inside the home did not see the incident.

“The injury sustained by Slavik appeared consistent with a strike from a hammer,” Yuhasz wrote in court documents.

Walker’s preliminary hearing is scheduled Aug. 31.

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