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Asbury Man Charged With Assault

An Asbury man faces assault charges after police say he struck his girlfriend in the hand with a hammer and kicked her in the back in front of her 3 children. 35 year old Ronald Welp was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with assault with injury, fifth degree criminal mischief and three counts of child endangerment. The incident happened on August 11th at a residence that Welp shared with his girlfriend. He also destroyed her cellphone.  A couple of days later the woman told police that Welp punched her in her head and back.

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