Man Accused of Tying Up Woman, Beating Her Due in Court Today

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A hearing is set for today for a man accused of tying up a woman and beating her, causing her injuries that required being airlifted for medical treatment.

Court documents indicate 36-year-old Michael Steven Siple II, of Knox, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25.

He faces the following charges:

– Aggravated Assault – Attempts to cause Serious Bodily Injury or causes injury with extreme indifference, Felony 1
– Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
– Unlawful Restraint/Serious Bodily Injury, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Jefferson County on August 15.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 9:56 p.m. on August 15, DuBois-based State Police were dispatched to a residence on Yellow Brick Road in Reynoldsville, Winslow Township, Jefferson County, for a report of a domestic incident.

At the scene, police spoke with a known female victim who the complaint notes had visible injuries including bite marks and blood on her face.

The victim reported she and Michael Siple were arguing, and Siple started to hit and choke her. She told police she lost consciousness multiple times. She added that Siple bit her face. She stated that he also tied her up and was beating her and biting her, according to the complaint.

The complaint notes the victim was flown to UPMC for her injuries.

Police say that Siple was “manic” and kept yelling he “had to do it,” according to the complaint.

Siple was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 2:45 p.m. on August 16.

Unable to post $30,000.00 monetary bail, he remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.


Felony Charges Filed Against Knox Man Accused of Assaulting Woman, Holding Her Against Her Will

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