Franklin Man Accused of Grabbing, Choking Sister Waives Hearing

| July 11, 2019

SANDYCREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man who allegedly choked his sister during a domestic dispute in Sandycreek Township waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Court documents indicate the following charges against 38-year-old Bobby Lee Roxberry, of Franklin, were waived for court on Wednesday, July 10:

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

The charges have been transferred to the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Roxberry is currently free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

The charges stem from a domestic incident that occurred in late June in Sandycreek Township.

According to a criminal complaint, around 12:33 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, Trooper Owens, of the Franklin-based State Police, was dispatched to a location on Pioneer Road in Franklin, Sandycreek Township, Venango County, for a domestic incident involving two siblings.

According to the complaint, Trooper Owens made contact with the victim who related that she began to open the mail when Bobby Roxberry became upset with her and grabbed her by the throat, choking her to the point of cutting off her air.

The complaint notes that Trooper Owens observed visible redness around the victim’s neck.

Based on the investigation, Roxberry was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.


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