On February 11, 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm Officers from the Columbia Borough Police Department responded to the 400 Blk of Ave I for a report of an assault in progress. Officers located a dark colored Audi sedan blocking the alley and a Hispanic male and a white female standing outside. The female victim, a 39 year old Columbia woman had visible minor facial injuries. Officers learned from witnesses in the area that the male had struck her in the face. As a result, Jose Angel Pagan-Rivera was arrested for simple assault domestic violence. Officers recovered 14 packets of heroin and a large sum of cash from Pagan-Rivera consistent with drug sales.
Jose Angel Pagan-Rivera was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver heroin and one misdemeanor count of simple assault domestic violence. He was taken to Central Booking located at the Lancaster County Prison for arraignment. He was arraigned and committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $75,000.00 bail and a State Parole violation.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.