By Kaylee Lindenmuth
EAST BRUNSWICK TWP. - A man is charged with arson and aggravated assault, accused of setting a kitchen aflame as police responded to a domestic disturbance near New Ringgold Saturday afternoon.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, troopers were dispatched to a home on Goose Pond Road four miles west of New Ringgold for reports of a domestic disturbance around 2:00pm.
Upon arrival, troopers learned a female victim had fled the home to a neighboring residence, reporting she had been struck with a club and threatened with a firearm by 54-year-old Theodore Sadorski, of Easton, Northampton County.
As troopers attempted to make contact with Sadorski, he set fire to the home's kitchen and ran into the woods nearby.
Troopers extinguished the fire with fire extinguishers and began to search for Sadorski, who, with the assistance of West Penn Township Police, was located travelling as a passenger in a vehicle and was taken into custody.
State Police Deputy Fire Marshal Joseph Hall was brought to the scene to investigate the fire, which New Ringgold and West Penn Township firefighters assisted in extinguishing.
The victim was treated at the scene by medical personnel from New Ringgold Community Ambulance.
Sadorski was charged with four counts of arson, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of risking a catastrophe, three counts of reckless endangerment, one count of terroristic threats, one count of simple assault, among others, and was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.