Reynoldsville Man Accused of Choking, Threatening to Kill Woman

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — A Reynoldsville man is behind bars after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill a woman during a Tuesday night incident.

According to court documents, DuBois-based State Police filed the following criminal charges against 26-year-old Timothy Carl Nelson, of Reynoldsville:

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

Nelson was arraigned at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27.

Unable to post $50,000.00 cash bail, he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana.

According to a criminal complaint, DuBois-based State Trooper Seth Hari was called to a Grant Street Extension residence around 7:58 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, for a reported domestic dispute.

Trooper Hari spoke with the victim and saw several scratch and red marks on her neck and shoulder area, as well as behind her ears. The victim also said there was a large lump on the back of her head where Nelson allegedly punched her, the complaint states.

The victim said the argument began after she told Nelson to leave. He then struck her three times in the head area in an upstairs bedroom before she ran downstairs to where her children were. There, Nelson allegedly strangled her with both of his hands, the complaint indicates.

One of the children, a nine-year-old boy, said he threw a toy at Nelson to try to get him off his mother. The boy said that Nelson then chased him upstairs, smacked him on the rear end, and shoved him against the wall before he ran to his room, according to the complaint.

Nelson then returned downstairs where he allegedly shoved the victim against a window sill, and the boy said he could hear his mother screaming for help. The boy returned downstairs and heard Nelson yell obscenities at the victim. Nelson told the victim that “he would kill her,” the complaint continues.

Nelson ran from the home and was later found at a DuBois residence where he was arrested.

Police learned Nelson was on parole and a detainer was issued, according to the complaint.

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