Christopher D. Link, 30, was arrested Friday night for allegations he assaulted a woman twice within a few days, the second time stabbing her in the abdomen.
The Bradford man was arraigned before District Judge William Todd on the following charges: two counts each of aggravated assault-extreme indifference to the value of human life, first-degree felonies; aggravated assault with deadly weapon, second-degree felonies; possessing an instrument of crime, first-degree misdemeanors; and three counts of simple assault and two counts of recklessly endangering another person, second-degree misdemeanors.
Link is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $80,000 bail.
The criminal complaint states that on July 25, Link struck the female victim numerous times in the head, face and body, causing serious injury. She had injuries to her right eye socket, left ear, jaw, left rib cage and a laceration on her left wrist from Link cutting her with a knife. The female went to Bradford Regional Medical Center for treatment, but did not report the assault to police, the complaint stated.
Just before 9 a.m. on July 28, police were called to an alleged domestic dispute at the pair’s apartment. Police said the pair argued, and the female, afraid of being assaulted again, pulled out a pocket knife with a three-inch blade to protect herself, the criminal complaint stated.
Link grabbed the knife from her hand, cutting his hand in the process. He then took the knife, screamed at the woman that he was stabbed, and then charged at her, stabbing her twice in the upper right torso, high in the rib cage, the criminal complaint alleged.
She ran from the building, and, once she was located, she was taken by ambulance to BRMC, and then immediately flown out to UPMC Hamot in Erie where she was listed in critical condition, the complaint stated.
A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 12. No attorney is listed for Link.