Yorktown man faces attempted murder charges

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Yorktown - A Yorktown man faces multiple charges after allegedly crashing his pick-up through a house minutes after telling his estranged wife to sit near the front window. Carolyn Monroe told investigators her husband David plowed his Ford F-150 pickup through the wall after telling her to sit next to a picture window. Monroe and her daughter fled the house and were not hurt.

The welcome seems sign out of place on a pickup truck that police say was used as a weapon in an attempted murder. David Monroe, 51, of Yorktown is now in jail after he drove his pickup truck into his estranged wife's home.

"They are going through a divorce. He came back to the house and there was an argument that ensued," said Yorktown Police Chief Todd St. John.

The Monroes lived in the Yorktown home. However, the parents of two children, married since 1983, separated in February. The split turned violent on Sunday.

Monroe's estranged wife tells police that he threatened to kill her and their teenage daughter, allegedly telling her to sit down, that he'd be right back. He then went outside to his truck.

Police say Monroe then drove the full-size pickup into the home where he told his wife to sit. He then allegedly backed the car out of the house, got a running start across the street and smashed through the home again. Carolyn Monroe and her daughter were able to get out through a back door unharmed. Monroe was then taken into custody.

"Anybody in there would have been killed? Absolutely," said Chief St. John

David Monroe is charged with attempted murder and criminal recklessness with a vehicle. The house the couple once shared is uninhabitable for now after it was nearly destroyed by an over 4,000-pound weapon. Monroe is held in the Delaware County jail without bond.