Jefferson County Man Facing Strangulation Charges, Allegedly Threatens to Kill Victim

CORSICA, Pa. (EYT) – A Jefferson County man is facing strangulation charges and other related counts after he allegedly grabbed a man by the neck and threatened to kill him.

Punxstuwney-based State Police have filed the following charges against 52-year-old William Joseph Miller of Corsica:

  • Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
  • Terroristic Threats W/ Int To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2

The charges stem from an April 25 incident in Union Township, Jefferson County.

According to a criminal complaint filed at Magisterial District Judge Gregory Bazylak’s office, Tpr. Knotts was dispatched to a location along Snyder Road around 6:30 p.m.

The criminal complaint states Miller allegedly got out of his truck and grabbed the male victim around the neck during a property dispute.

Miller also allegedly threatened to kill the victim, according to the criminal complaint.

The criminal complaint states that a red mark and a scratch were visible on the victim’s neck.

Miller is awaiting arraignment.

He remains free on $20,000.00 unsecured bail.


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