A man choked and hit his girlfriend while she was in bed, after he kicked in a door to get to her, officials said.

Timothy J. Dietrich kicked in a side door of a home he shares with his girlfriend in the 400 block of East 9th Street in Northampton, Northampton Co., and then attacked her in her bedroom at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, officials said.

Dietrich threw his girlfriend out of bed and into a wall, and while she was on the ground he kicked her in the face, officials said.

Dietrich was taken into custody after police found him on the rear patio of the home, officials said.

Dietrich, 35, was arraigned early Friday morning on assault and harassment charges and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $3,500 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 2 p.m. May 24.