On 05/17/2019 at 1700 hrs., the North Coventry Township Police Department responded to the parking lot of the Boscov's at the Coventry Mall, 351 W. Schuylkill Road, on the report of a physical domestic. Upon arrival police were pointed to the direction of Whartnaby St. where police met with the victim and the defendant, Nicholas Smale, 24. Police spoke to the defendant who admitted to having an argument with the victim. The victim also stated an argument took place with the defendant. Police observed several scratch marks on the victim's shoulder and chest. Witnesses also remained on scene and stated they observed the defendant strike the victim in the head and neck area. The defendant was taken into custody for simple assault and harassment. The defendant also had a warrant out of Pottstown. An arraignment was held at Pottstown PD and bail was set for the defendant at 10% of $10,000. The defendant was unable to post bail and was transported to the Chester County Prison. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 06/03/2019 at District Court 15-3-01.