Punxsy Man Accused of Harassing, Threatening Woman on Multiple Occasions

PUNXSUTAWNEY BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Charges against a local man accused of harassing a woman on multiple occasions moved forward in court on Wednesday.

According to court documents, the following criminal charges against 27-year-old Cody Maines, of Punxsutawney, were ordered waived for court during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, May 24, in front of Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock:

  • Harassment – Comm. Repeatedly and Inconvenient Hours, Misdemeanor 3
  • Harassment – Comm. Repeatedly in Another Manner, Misdemeanor 3
  • Disorderly Conduct Hazardous/Physical Offense, Misdemeanor 3
  • Harassment – Course of Conduct W/No Legitimate Purpose, Summary

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint filed on Thursday, May 18, the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department was dispatched to a domestic dispute on Sutton Street in Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County, around 8:33 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17.

The caller reported that Cody Maines has been threatening her for months and is now saying he is going to kill her brother-in-law. The victim said Maines has been reaching her from a known cellphone number, the complaint states.

When officers arrived, Maines was not on scene. The victim was outside the residence and stated that Maines has been harassing her for months. She said that he called her today (May 17) on the phone telling her that he was going to kill her brother-in-law, the complaint indicates.

She said that he wanted to see the blood of his niece and nephew on his own face, among other derogatory text messages that were alarming to the victim, the complaint notes.

The victim told police he was going to be coming over to her residence tonight, so that’s when she called the police. She said that Maines has been contacting her through multiple different numbers and even has reached out to her thought multiple different emails. She told police she asked him to stop multiple times, showing proof on her cell phone, the complaint states.

The victim further explained that they were separated and they had a court date at the end of the week for child custody. She said Maines was also on probation for harassment in the past, the complaint indicates.

Officers called Maines while on speaker phone from the victim’s phone. An officer informed Maines to stop contacting her, and that he is to have no contact through any means, including text, social media, email, etc. He also informed Maines he was going to be getting in contact with his probation officer. Maines was further informed if he doesn’t stop, he is going to be cited for harassment by communication, the complaint notes.

The on-call probation officer was called and was informed of what is going on with Maines. The probation officer informed investigators he was on probation because of a prior harassment, the complaint states.

At 11:58 p.m., Jefferson County Control got in contact with officers again about this matter. The victim requested a call from an officer. She said that she got another call from Maines and it woke her up. Maines called her again from the same known number at 11:53 p.m. The victim provided police with her call log showing proof that Maines had called her. She also provided text messages from the same number at 11:12 p.m., as well as an email from [email protected] at 11:52 p.m.. All the texts and emails were processed for evidence, the complaint indicates.

In the text messages from the known phone number, Maines states “Not Intimidated by (expletive) nor Ima be told to lose your number by someone not scared but gunna cause u want me to so see u In court next Friday bye,” according to the complaint.

Maines also states in the text “Idk who ever was If was even cop idk wish come fight talking to me like that lol idgaf leave ya alone bye,” the complaint states.

In the email sent from Maines, he states, “was that even a cop? Or somebody pretending y would they call on your phone?”

These messages prove that this was in fact Maines because officers spoke to him earlier. The on-call Probation Officer was contacted again informing them of the situation. The officer informed police they were on their way down to Maines’ residence to pick him up.

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