Man facing charges for hitting ex-girlfriend in the head with hammer, Peters Twp. police say

PETERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is facing charges after police say he attacked his ex-girlfriend with a hammer.

Peters Township police say they were called to Thompsonville Road at around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday after a man said he woke up to screaming and found his daughter unresponsive on a garage floor.

Court documents say there was a large pool of blood around the woman and bloody footprints that left the garage through a man door.

Police also found a hammer near the woman with what appeared to be blood and hair on it, according to court documents. The woman was taken to a hospital. She had a broken jaw, skull fractures and missing teeth.

Officers identified William McCann Oberschelp, 28, as a possible suspect after the victim’s father told them his daughter had just broken up with him and moved home just ten days earlier.

Court documents say that police went to Oberschelp’s apartment in Bethel Park to ask him questions. When he greeted them, he allegedly said, “I’m the one you’re looking for.”

Oberschelp told police he took an Uber to the house on Thompsonville Road and entered through the garage, according to the complaint. He said he woke the victim and the two went to the garage where they began arguing. The argument escalated into an assault and Oberschelp allegedly began hitting the woman in the back of the head with a hammer and then kicked her multiple times once she was on the ground, police said.

Oberschelp is charged with attempted homicide, burglary, simple assault, criminal trespass, theft, tampering with evidence, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

He was placed in the Washington County Jail and denied bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for later this month.

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