A man was subdued with a taser after injuring a police officer who was trying to handcuff him following a domestic disturbance, officials said.
Ralph E. McHale II was hit with a taser after bruising the right forearm and cutting the chin of Officer James J. Hoffman following a scuffle at a home in the 600 block of Fiot Avenue in Bethlehem at about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Police were called after McHale punched his girlfriend in the arm. Police said he hit the woman after she kneed him in the groin because he had thrown a TV remote and hit her in the rib cage during an argument in their bedroom.
McHale fought with Hoffman and another officer in a first-floor hallway, swinging at Hoffman's head and pulling at his face and arms.
McHale, 33, was arraigned early Wednesday morning on charges of aggravated and simple assault, resisting arrest and harassment. He was committed to the Northampton County Prison on $2,500 bail, according to court documents.
A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. July 11.