First, Brent Phillip Strohm sent text messages threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend’s male housemate in Hellertown, police said.
"I’m waitin for ur that f----- outside. He is done. Im gonna kill that ginger," he texted to the woman.
Then Strohm, by this time suspected to be highly intoxicated, tried to physically confront the woman and her friend after Strohm was kicked out of a borough bar on Main Street, police said in court records.
But another man stepped between Strohm and his male target. Strohm allegedly struck the man in the middle, causing swelling, bleeding and bruising to his right eye and nose area.
Police then arrived and with the help of pedestrians were directed to Strohm, who appeared to be walking away but started running after police ordered him to stop. He was caught soon after that.
In the end, Strohm, 36, of the 3400 block of Cobble Creek Court, Lower Saucon Township, was charged with terroristic threats, stalking, harassment, simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
A portable breath test showed Strohm’s blood-alcohol content was .22 percent, police said.
A criminal complaint filed by Hellertown Patrolman Carl Fischer also says:
--Fischer talked to five people after Strohm was taken into custody shortly after 2am and learned Strohm had an “altercation” and was kicked out of Beer Mussels Bar & Grille in the 1200 block of Main Street.
--He also learned that Strohm and the woman "had been formerly intimately involved."
--Fischer also was told that Strohm had threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend's housemate in text messages sent to the woman. Other texts included: “I’m gonna kick (the man’s) a-- to the curb” and “I’m gonna kill (the man). Just so you know.”
--The woman and her friend felt threatened, and were escorted by three people to their apartment about a block from the bar.
--When they had almost reached the apartment, Strohm came down the street and one of the three--a man--stepped between the housemate and Strohm, who struck the intervening man.
Strohm was arraigned Saturday by District Judge Robert Hawke of Lehigh Township and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.