Landscaper Charged Over Alleged Assault Involving Pitch Fork in Lafayette Hill

Jonathan Ortiz-Aparicio, a 33 year resident of Norristown, was arrested on May 21st after he allegedly assaulted a co-worker on a landscaping job in Lafayette Hill.

According to the police report Ortiz-Aparicio struck the co-worker in the back of the head with a pitch fork causing a laceration. It is then reported that Ortiz-Aparicio fled the scene and was arrested in the area of Lilac Lane and Wisteria Lane by the Whitemarsh Township Police Department. Ortiz-Aparicio was identified through a Mexican-issued drivers license. He was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault (attempt), recklessly endangering another person, and disorderly conduct/fighting.

He is being held on $20,000 cash bail and there is a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 4th.

The victim was taken to Chestnut Hill Hospital for treatment and observation.