Pa. man, 60, accused of assaulting boy's mother

May 20, 1999

A Pennsylvania man accused of driving around a Westminster block with the mother of his child hanging from his car was ordered yesterday held in lieu of $10,000 bail, court records show.

Robert L. York, 60, of Littlestown agreed at yesterday's bail review in Carroll County District Court to waive extradition and, if freed on bond, to have no contact with the woman.

According to police, York was engaged in a child custody dispute and had repeatedly called the woman at work since April 1. He went to her workplace May 1 and tried to take his son, whom she had taken to work with her, police said in charging documents.

According to police, the woman reached into York's car as he was leaving a public parking lot and held on to the vehicle as he drove at speeds up to 30 mph before returning to the parking lot.

She was not seriously injured, police said.

York was arrested Tuesday on charges of first- and second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and repeated telephone misuse, court records show.


Westminster: A resident of Masters Court told police Sunday that property was stolen from her vehicle. Loss was estimated at $150.

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