An emergency evaluation was ordered in Harford County District Court last week for Fallston man charged with assaulting his wife twice in a five-day period.

Terry L. Neifeld, 65, of the 1300 block of Watervale Road, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault for allegedly attacking his wife on Jan. 15, according to charging documents. He also allegedly attacked his wife five days prior, prompting her to request a protection order against him, charging documents say.

During a bail hearing Thursday, Harford District Court Judge Victor K. Butanis decided to waive Neifeld's bail, initially set at $50,000, after his wife pleaded that the judge approve an emergency evaluation for her husband.

The wife of 15 years also asked the court to lift a protective order so she could pursue guardianship over her husband.