Woman facing charges for attack on boyfriend

By MARISSA DECHANT – Staff writer

A woman is facing aggravated assault charges after she allegedly injured her boyfriend with a baseball bat Thursday at her Shay Road residence in Jackson Township.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office said Franklin state police were sent Thursday to the home for a report of a domestic altercation.

Police met with a man who said he had been at the residence to visit his girlfriend, 46-year-old Lisa Romero, and he asked her why she didn’t call him after work, the complaint said. The man said he was unsure why, but Romero became angry and began to swing a baseball bat at him, the complaint said.

The man said Romero hit him in the face, hand, chest and arms, and police observed a lump, swelling and bruising under his left eye and bruising on his left hand, the complaint said.

Police later contacted Romero, who initially wouldn’t open her door, the complaint said.

When she finally spoke with police, Romero admitted she hit the man with a baseball bat, and officers observed the bat inside her residence, the complaint said.

Romero is facing a felony count of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of simple assault.

She was arraigned before Fish and placed in the Venango County jail on $15,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled Wednesday in Central Court.