Police: Man assaulted wife after divorce request

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]

PLYMOUTH — A man slapped and shoved his wife Thursday night after she asked for a divorce, police say.

Richard H. Shubilla, 41, then allegedly tried to flee from police before stopping his vehicle and surrendering.

According to a criminal complaint:

Officers responded to a residence on Beverly Drive in Plymouth just before 9 p.m. for a domestic dispute and spoke with a woman.

She said her husband, Shubilla, slapped her in the face after she talked about a divorce. She also claimed Shubilla took her cell phone when she attempted to call 911.

She said Shubilla pushed her to the ground as she walked to a neighbor’s house to use a phone.

Shubilla drove away but returned to the Beverly Drive residence at about 10 p.m.

When police spotted Shubilla, he drove away at a high rate of speed, failing to obey stop signs on Beverly Drive, Marlow Lane, North Street and West Main Street while being pursued.

Shubilla stopped in the area of 909 W. Main St. and surrendered, apologizing to officers for driving away.

Shubilla was arraigned by District Judge Brian Tupper in Kingston Township on Friday on charges of simple assault, harassment, reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude police. He was released on $3,000 unsecured bail.


By Ed Lewis

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