Oil City Man Accused of Tackling Man, Shoving Him Through Window Waives Hearing

| November 19, 2018

GavelOIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man who allegedly tackled a man and knocked him through a residential window recently waived his preliminary hearing.

Court documents indicate the following charges against 36-year-old Jonathan David Leonard Sr., of Oil City, were waived for court on Wednesday, November 14:

  • Aggravated Assault, Felony 1
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
  • Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Harassment – Communicate Lewd, Threatening, Etc. Language, Misdemeanor 3
  • Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

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

Leonard remains lodged in the Venango County Jail on $25,000.00 monetary bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, Jonathan D. Leonard Sr. engaged in a verbal argument with a known woman. During the argument, Leonard allegedly made multiple lewd and threatening statements which put the victim in fear of her life.

The complaint states that a known man intervened in an attempt to stop the incident, stating, “You aren’t going to talk to my mother like that.”

According to the complaint, Leonard then allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with the known man; Leonard tackled the male victim and shoved him out of a first story window.

The female victim, who witnessed the altercation, ran out of the residence and called 9-1-1. She told Officer Anderson, of the Oil City Police Department, that she feared for her life and “knew she would be next,” according to the complaint.

Police arrived at the scene and observed injuries to the male victim that matched the statements he and the female victim made.

The complaint notes that police also observed a smashed window on the bottom floor of the residence, as well as a blood trail through the residence.

Leonard was arraigned on Sunday, November 4, in Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey’s office.


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