OC Woman Accused of Threatening to Send Daughter to School With Knife to Stab Minor Child

| February 21, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman is behind bars after she allegedly threatened to send her daughter to school with a knife to stab a minor child.

Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 33-year-old Erika Estrada, of Oil City, in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office on Tuesday, February 19.

The case stems from an investigation concerning threatening messages via text messages and social media that Erika Estrada allegedly sent to a known woman (the victim) sometime between Monday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 19.

According to a criminal complaint, Estrada is accused of threatening to send her daughter to school with a knife to stab the victim’s minor child. The victim supplied Patrolman McDevitt with screenshots of the communications and threats.

Estrada was arraigned at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, in Judge Fish’s office on the following charges:

  • Terroristic Threats with Intent to Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Harassment – Communicate Lewd, Threatening, Etc. Language, Misdemeanor 3

Unable to post $15,000.00 monetary bail, Estrada was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, with Judge Fish presiding.


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