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Police: woman watches ex shoot arrow at her house

The victim said two children were in the house at the time.

MOORE TWP., Pa. - A Northampton man is facing charges after his ex-girlfriend allegedly watched him fire an arrow toward her house.

Moore Township police charged Matthew Vitushinsky, of East 12th Street in Northampton, with single misdemeanor counts of simple assault and reckless endangerment. District Judge Nancy Matos Gonzalez arraigned the 39-year-old Friday morning, setting bail at $10,000 with a 10 percent cash option.

Police were called to a Schlegel Road home shortly before 7:45 p.m. to investigate a report of a man shooting an arrow through a garage window.

Vitushinsky's ex-girlfriend said she walked out her front door to see his Chevy Malibu stopped in front of the house and watched as he shot an arrow through the garage window, according to court records. Authorities said they found the arrow inside the garage.

Police said the garage is attached to the house and that the window was 10 to 12 feet from the front door. The victim said there were two children inside the home at the time.

Police found Vitushinsky at his home in Northampton and arrested him just after 10:30 p.m.

He failed to post bail and was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Sept. 9. If Vitushinsky does post bail, he's forbidden from contacting the victim.

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