9-1-1 Hangup Call Leads to Strangulation Charges Against Franklin Man

| September 13, 2017

OAKLAND TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is behind bars on felony strangulation charges following a domestic violence incident yesterday in Oakland Township, Venango County.

Franklin-based State Police filed the following charges against 25-year-old Jedd Alan Fuller:

  • Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
  • Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

A criminal complaint filed at District Judge Patrick Lowrey’s office indicates that Troopers Johnson and Fetterman were dispatched to 3761 State Route 417 in Oakland Township on Tuesday for a 9-1-1 hang-up call.

Upon police arrival, Fuller stated that he did not call 9-1-1.

Fuller told police that he had been involved in an argument with his girlfriend and she left the residence.

According to the criminal complaint, Fuller had blood on his toe and his face but denied that physical contact occurred between himself and the alleged victim.

Police spoke with the victim at her mother’s house in Oil City and stated that she was viewing the defendant’s electronic tablet when they “got into an argument.”

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police that Fuller threw her against a door and then choked her, “making it hard to breathe.”

The victim’s statement indicated that Fuller punched her in the face when she tried to fight back.

The victim had red marks around her neck and a fat lip. She was also having a hard time moving her right shoulder and had red marks on her shoulders.

She was transported to UPMC for treatment of her injuries.

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

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on September 20 with Judge Lowrey presiding.

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