Police: Son Allegedly Attacks Father with Wrench

Lower Providence Police state that a domestic dispute on Arcola Road last week ended violently.

According to Lower Providence Police Chief Francis Carroll, Philadelphia resident James Torrence allegedly attacked his father with a wrench during a domestic dispute.

On Sept. 27, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Lower Providence Police and Lower Providence Community Center Ambulance services responded to the domestic dispute call, as reported by neighbors on the 3300 block of Arcola Road.

According to Carroll, Torrence was having dinner with his father, when, for reasons not yet released, the two had an argument, which resulted in Torrence allegedly attacking his father with a wrench.

The father was taken by ambulance to Paoli Hospital at approximately 6 p.m. Police say that the father suffered a head injury, and was deemed non-life threatening. It is not known if the father has since been released from the hospital.

According to court documents, Torrence was arraigned the day after the incident, and a set $50,000 cash bail. He had a preliminary hearing before District Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar Oct. 2 at 11 a.m.

Torrence was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, possession of an instrument of crime with intent to use and other related charges.


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