Reynoldsville Man Allegedly Points Gun at Woman’s Head, Threatens to Shoot Her; Kicks Her Multiple Times

handcuffsBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A Reynoldsville man is accused of aggravated assault and related charges stemming from an incident that occurred in Brookville, Jefferson County.

According to court documents, Brookville Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 61-year-old Edward M. Buffington, of Reynoldsville.

According to a criminal complaint, on October 28, Brookville Police Officers were dispatched to Geist Way for an assault that occurred earlier in the evening.

Police interviewed a woman who said she was at a Brookville laundry mat, and her boyfriend Edward Buffington went over to a bar and was drinking. Buffington later returned from the bar and came up to the car that she was sitting in and started to pound on the window. He opened the door and allegedly pulled her out of the vehicle. She ran into the laundry mat and was trying to get away from him, and he allegedly threatened her, “If you don’t get back in the car, I’m going to kick your ass.” He then allegedly caught her, threw her to the ground, and kicked her in the side of the head approximately 15 times and stepped on her face, mainly her nose, the complaint states.

Brookville Police Officers observed that the woman had swelling and red marks around her ear and the entire length of her nose was red and scratched. She also had a fat lip, the complaint indicates.

The victim then stated that Buffington took her cell phone, smashed it, and told her that “if she reported him, he was going to burn down her trailer with her in it,” the complaint continues.

The victim was then able to get away from Buffington; she ran to an area convenience store and contacted her friend who came over and picked her up.

The victim also told police that “Buffington came to her house a couple of days ago with a gun (that) she was trying to get back from him that was stolen from her friends. Buffington pointed the gun at her head and told her that he was going to kill her if she said another thing about the gun,” according to the complaint.

Buffington was at his residence on DuBois Street and was taken into custody by DuBois City Police.

He was transported to Brookville Hospital for clearance for jail and then transported to Jefferson County Jail.

Buffington was arraigned at 8:30 a.m. on October 29, on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Assault, Felony 1
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
  • Disorderly Conduct Engage in Fighting, Misdemeanor 3
  • Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary
  • Terroristic Threats with Intent to Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Criminal Mischief – Damage Property, Misdemeanor 3

Unable to post $75,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. on November 16 with District Magistrate Gregory M. Bazylak presiding.

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