Oil City Man Accused of Strangling Woman During Domestic Dispute Waives Hearing

| December 24, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man waived his preliminary hearing on strangulation and related charges after allegedly assaulting and strangling a woman during a domestic altercation.

According to court documents, the following charges against 41-year-old Jason A. Blauser Sr., of Oil City, were waived for court on Wednesday, December 19:

– Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
– Unlawful Restraint/ Serious Bodily Injury, Misdemeanor 1
– Terroristic Threats W/ Int To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Obstruct Admin Law/Other Govt Functions, Misdemeanor 2
– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Comm. Lewd, Threatening, Etc., Misdemeanor 3

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

Blauser remains lodged in the Venango County Jail.

Bail was denied. The reason was listed as “the defendant is a significant risk to the victim and will not comply with bail conditions.”

Details of the case:

Oil City Police Officer Anderson stated that a domestic dispute between Jason Blauser and a known woman began on Friday evening, December 14, while the two were traveling from Sugarcreek to Oil City.

According to a criminal complaint, Blauser allegedly grabbed the victim by the hair and struck her head off the dashboard and his lap area multiple times.

Upon stopping at the red light on Petroleum Street bridge, the victim attempted to leave the vehicle by unlocking the door with intentions to run. After the victim began to exit the vehicle, Blauser grabbed by her hair and dragged her back into the vehicle. He then allegedly stated “I’m going to kill you” as he continued to drive, according to the complaint.

The victim was able to successfully send her brother an S.O.S. message that showed him the location and a five-second sound clip of the victim.

Upon arrival at Blauser’s East Second residence, Blauser allegedly advised the victim that he needed to go inside or she would definitely not survive the night. At this time, the victim was able to successfully send another S.O.S. message to her brother. She deleted the messages, so Blauser would not be provoked, the complaint states.

Once inside the residence, Blauser allegedly advised the victim that she would be lucky if she would leave the house alive. Blauser continued to be irate with the victim and used his hands to strangle her. The victim struggled with Blauser, but he continued to tighten his hands to the point where the victim stopped fighting and closed her eyes. At this point, Blauser let go and continued to yell, the complaint continues.

At this time Oil City Police Officer Anderson arrived on the scene.

Officer Anderson walked up to the front door of the residence and listened to a brief conversation between the two individuals. Due to the extent of the circumstances, Officer Anderson immediately requested for other units to expedite to the location before he would make contact.

Officer Anderson continued to listen to Blauser yell until her heard Blauser say, “That’s it, you’re done now.”

At that point, Officer Anderson knocked on the door hard and yelled, “Police, open the door now!”

Blauser exited the residence and shut the door behind him.

Officer Anderson spoke with Blauser momentarily before the other units arrived. Blauser advised Officer Anderson that he better have other units coming for back up because he’s going to fight. Officer Anderson did get Blauser to calm down by telling him that he just needed to talk about what was going on, according to the complaint.

At this point, Lieutenant Love arrived on the scene.

Lieutenant Love advised Officer Anderson that he would speak with Blauser, so Anderson could speak with the victim inside the residence.

Blauser immediately stepped in front of his door and said, “You’re not going in there.”

Blauser continued to argue with both officers and would not let officers past him.

Lieutenant Love grabbed Blauser’s left arm while Officer Anderson grabbed his right. Blauser tensed up and would not allow the officers to handcuff him. He made the statement that officers better have their tasers ready for him, the complaint states.

Officers were successfully able to handcuff Blauser after struggling for a few moments.

According to the complaint, officers observed injuries to the victim.

She had a swollen lip where she said she struck the vehicle dashboard, as well as red marks around her neck to what had appeared to be finger imprints.

Blauser was arraigned on Friday, December 14, in Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey’s office.


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