Death investigation in Pine Grove leads to an arrest

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PINE GROVE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A death investigation is underway in Schuylkill County. 32-year-old Kalvin Clark has been arrested on aggravated assault charges. State Police say the arrest comes after a domestic dispute between Clark and his grandmother, 73-year-old Sharon Zimmerman who was pronounced dead at the scene.

As he was being transported by police, we asked him, “You have anything to say Mr. Clark?”

“Yeah. Who put the bahmp in the bah bah bah bah bahm. Who put the ram in the rama rama ding dong,” he responded as police led him to a cruiser.

That was our exclusive encounter with the suspect. Pennsylvania State Police tell Eyewitness News what unfolded between Clark and his grandmother was a month in the making.

“There’s been a recent history. It’s been going on at least since December 27th. It culminated today,” said Lt. Scott Brennan.

Court documents show EMS arrived to the home on North Tulpehocken Street for a fall victim.

“They found her in the bathroom on the second floor, is where they located her at. When they found her she was deceased in the shower,” said Trooper David Beohm.

Those documents also describe the argument that the pair had Saturday and allege that Zimmerman fell down a set of stairs after being assaulted by her grandson. There she would lay until Clark brought her up to the bathroom to ‘wash her up’ on Sunday morning.

“This is very, very much of a shock yes, this is nothing I would expect for one to happen around here,” said Michael Mabry, of Pine Grove.

Neighbors tell Eyewitness News that Zimmerman was a longtime resident, kind woman and always busy in her front garden or driving around town.

“I knew her as the Cadillac lady. She always had — her car was always beautiful, like I said she had it. That’s what I knew her as, she was just a nice lady,” said Mabry.

State police are continuing to put the pieces together in the investigation.

“If anybody knows anything about this young man, please give us a call,” said Trooper Beohm.

The aggravated assault charges facing Clark could be upgraded pending the results of an autopsy which is scheduled for Thursday morning.

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