Schuylkill County man accused of beating woman then leaving her and child in woods arrested


WEST MAHANOY TWP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – State police say they’ve arrested a man sought for allegedly beating a woman and leaving her in a wooded area of Schuylkill County along with a four year old child.

The Pennsylvania State Police in Frackville say they arrested 34-year old Christopher Erwin Benjamin, former of West Mahanoy Twp, on Wednesday on a felony warrant.

PSP troopers have been investigating an Aggravated Assault where Benjamin allegedly beat  a 31-year old woman over a two day period, threatening her life if she were to leave a wooded area near 94 Raven Run Road in West Mahanoy Twp on August 27th and 28th.

The woman had a four year old child with her at the time.

On the second day the woman managed to make her way to a roadway where she got help from people living in the area.

No word yet on whether Benjamin will be granted bail.

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