WEST CHESTER, PA — A jury found 31-year-old Matthew Myers of Coatesville guilty this week of simple assault, trespassing, harassment, and terroristic threats in three separate domestic violence incidents in Coatesville in 2020 and 2021, announced the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. All the incidents occurred in front of his children, who were under the age of five. He is being held at Chester County Prison until his sentencing later.
“Domestic violence is a chronic problem in many households. Matthew Myers repeatedly preyed on this victim with young and vulnerable children present,” stated Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan. “In each incident, the victim courageously contacted Coatesville Police for help. Hopefully, this verdict provides a sense of safety and security for the victim and her children.”
According to information presented to the court, in Aug. 2020, the defendant assaulted the victim at her house in Coatesville; the victim suffered a head concussion. In Mar. 2021, the defendant violated a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order by returning to the victim’s house and harassing her father. In July 2021, the defendant again violated the PFA by going to the victim’s house and threatening to have someone beat her up.
Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan commended the Coatesville Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Myers. Assistant District Attorneys Dan Yarnall and Madeline Troutman were the prosecutors.
Feel unsafe? Contact the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County at 888-711-6270 or 610-431-1430 or 911 if you are in immediate danger.
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