Norristown Condemns Alleged Assault Suspect's Home

Police arrived to serve a warrant on a man alleged to have assaulted his pregnant girlfriend and end up calling code enforcement to condemn the home.

Norristown Patch reported to a Philadelphia hospital after allegedly being pushed down a flight of stairs and assaulted by her boyfriend on the 900 block of Buttonwood Street on Monday, Aug. 13.

According to a report from the , police returned to 925 Buttonwood Street on Friday, Aug. 17 at approximately 8:10 a.m. to execute a search warrant and arrest 29-year-old Outajiri Mays on charges of aggravated assault and related domestic violence charges.

According to the victim, Mays pushed her down the flight of stairs and then punched her repeatedly in the abdomen. The 22-year-old woman is reportedly four months pregnant. 

When emergency responders from arrived on the scene Monday, they reportedly called PennSTAR for a medevac to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania based on her report of being punched in the stomach while pregnant. Police reportedly returned to the scene of the incident, but could not locate Mays.

When police returned to the address on Friday, they made a forced entry after receiving no answer at the door and discovered the suspect's brother, Richard Mays in a back bedroom. Outajiri Mays was reportedly not at the location.

A search of the home revealed a shotgun with ammunition, a handgun and drug-packaging materials from Outajiri Mays' bedroom and a digital scale and more drug-packaging materials from the kitchen.

Twenty five-year-old Richard Mays, of Folcroft, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and hindering apprehension. The yonger Mays reportedly lied to police about his brothers' whereabouts when he was questioned on Monday, Aug. 15, in the original incident.

Police also notified Norristown's Code Enforcement Department about several code violations they observed in the home. Code Enforcement Manager Joe Januzelli confirmed that code enforcement employees inspected the home and declared it unfit for habitation. 

Police are still searching for Outajiri Mays. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Norristown Police at 610-270-0977.


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gerhard sweetman August 21, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Police & code enforcement in bed with phony?? condems. Good tool to get co-op
Tara McBride October 14, 2012 at 08:31 PM
This was a waste of the city's money & time all because a woman scorned made up lies to get revenge. She lied about being pregnant & lied about him putting his hands on her. Now she's retracting her story. Smh...


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