Police say western Pa. man attacked girlfriend with cleaver during spat over BP oil spill

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State police said a Uniontown man has been jailed on charges that he threatened his girlfriend with a meat cleaver while they argued about the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Trooper Douglas Arndt said 34-year-old Anthony Dodson attacked the woman while she was holding their child during the argument about 9 a.m. Monday.

Arndt could not be reached for comment Friday, but said in a news release that the couple was arguing about the oil spill. The release doesn't make plain how it was the couple came to argue about the spill.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Dodson who was in the Fayette County Prison unable to post $20,000 bond. He faces a preliminary hearing May 26 on charges of reckless endangerment, terroristic threats and harassment.