A Uniontown woman called 911 on Thanksgiving saying her ex was trying to break into her Evans Street home with her five children inside at about 4:15 a.m.

Justin McNemar, 36, of Dunlap Street was charged with aggravated assault, taunting a police dog, institutional vandalism and criminal trespass and denied bail.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, his ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth Williams, told Uniontown City Police McNemar had been violent and abusing drugs. She said she told him about one week earlier he could not be at the house or around their children, police said. Williams reportedly told police said she believed he was at the house to harm her or the kids. Police arrived to find McNemar on the porch wearing only gym shorts, with no shirt, shoes or socks. He claimed he was only there to see his children for Thanksgiving, police said.

Police said he refused to get off the porch or talk to them and ran aggressively toward K-9 Simo and a police officer. McNemar refused commands to stop, and he was bitten in the shoulder by the dog. In the police car, McNemar repeatedly banged his head against the glass. He was taken to Uniontown Hospital for treatment of the dog bite and cleared for incarceration, court documents said.

He was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. Shimshock, who denied bail referencing safety concerns for the victim.

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