Case Proceeds Against Corsica Man Accused of Choking, Threatening to Shoot Wife

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A Jefferson County man who faces charges for allegedly choking and threatening to kill his wife during a recent domestic dispute waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

According to court documents, charges against 31-year-old Carson Reed Clinger, Jr., of Corsica, have been transferred to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas.

Clinger is facing the following charges:

– Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 1
– Terroristic Threats W/ Int To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

He remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail after failing to post $20,000.00 cash bail.

Originally, Clinger’s bail was set at $30,000.00; however, District Judge Gregory Bazylak granted a request by Clinger’s attorney, John Ingros, to reduce it to $20,000.00.

His case is working its way through the court system.

Case Details:

According to a criminal complaint, State Trooper Moore was called to a Union Township residence on Tyler Drive at 11:46 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, after a caller reported hearing loud yelling and things being slammed.

When Trooper Moore entered the residence, he saw various household items thrown around the kitchen, including chairs laying on their sides. He then spoke to the female victim, who reported she and her husband, Carson Clinger, had fought.

She said Clinger had choked her, threw her around several times, and told her he was going to shoot her before leaving the residence with friends, the complaint states.

There were two young children in the house, as well, and one of them told Trooper Moore that her father, Clinger, told her he was going to kill her mother (the victim) and that he had a plan to do it, the complaint continues.

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