Police: Man duct-taped girlfriend after argument

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he attacked his live-in girlfriend and duct-taped her arms so she couldn’t leave their home after an argument.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 29-year-old Gary Tichansky, of Butler Township, who was arraigned early Tuesday on charges including aggravated assault and unlawful restraint.

Tichansky faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 14 and remained in the Butler County Jail after he could not post $100,000 bail.

Police in Butler Township say the incident happened Monday. The township is about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Officers responding to a report of a domestic dispute found the 37-year-old woman in a bedroom with facial injuries. She also told police her fingers hurt because she had been bound so tightly with tape.

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