Oil City Man Accused of Assaulting Woman One Day After She Dropped PFA

| February 13, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man landed in the Venango County Jail after he allegedly assaulted a woman just one day after she ended a Protection from Abuse Order against him.

The following charges were filed on Feb. 9 against 26-year-old Isaac Charles Roberts:

  • Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
  • Terroristic Threats with Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
  • Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

According to a criminal complaint filed at Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office by Oil City Police Department Patrolman Jonathan Love, the charges stem from a domestic dispute that occurred on Feb. 8 at a residence along Division Street.

The criminal complaint indicates the female victim told police the incident occurred the day after she ended a Protect From Abuse Order (PFA) against Roberts.

The victim said she went to Robert’s Division Street residence with her father, and while she was there, Roberts assaulted her.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim said Roberts assaulted her in a bedroom at the home. She said Roberts grabbed her by the throat and continued to squeeze “harder and harder.”

Roberts then allegedly stated, “I could kill you if I wanted to.”

The victim also told police that Roberts struck her head off of the wall several times. She suffered bruising to her left eye and legs, according to the criminal complaint.

Roberts was taken into custody at his Division Street residence on the morning of Feb. 9 and later arraigned at Judge Fish’s office.

He was placed in the Venango County Jail after failing to post $75,000.00 cash bail.

Roberts faces a preliminary hearing today at 1:30 p.m. in Venango County Central Court.


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