Tionesta Teen Jailed for Assaulting Family Members

| May 30, 2018

FARMINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Tionesta teen has been jailed after allegedly assaulting two family members during a domestic incident.

Court documents indicate the Marienville-based State Police filed criminal charges against 19-year-old Robert Dakota Madison, of Tionesta.

According to a criminal complaint, sometime between 7:00 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, Robert Dakota Madison engaged in a domestic physical altercation with his step-father and cousin.

The complaint states that Madison punched both victims repeatedly in the face, resulting in a broken nose and a blackened left eye for his cousin, and multiple cuts on the head and neck and a swollen face including both eyes for his step-father.

According to the complaint, Madison was consuming alcohol at the time of the altercation.

The complaint also states that Madison was interviewed in Clarion Hospital and related that it was “just a family scrum.”

Based on the investigation, Madison was arraigned at 12:39 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill’s office on the following charges:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary (two counts)
– Purchase Etc. Alcoholic Beverage By A Minor, Summary

Unable to post $5,000.00 cash bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, with Judge Schill presiding.

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