UPDATE: Oil City Man Jailed After Domestic Incident

| June 18, 2017

handcuffsOIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man is behind bars following an early Wednesday morning domestic incident.

According to court documents, the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 35-year-old Jacob Lee Sweeney, of Oil City.

According to a criminal complaint, around 12:49 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, Oil City Police Officers were dispatched to 112 Traction Street for a report of an active domestic incident.

The complaint states that when officers arrived at the residence, they could hear yelling and screaming coming from inside. Before entering the home, they saw a body get pushed up against a window on the second floor.

Officers entered the home and went to a second-floor back bedroom where Sweeney and the female victim were located, the complaint indicates.

The victim told police that Sweeney had been chasing her inside and outside of the home and wouldn’t let her leave. She also stated that he pushed her and threw her into items around the house, the complaint continues.

According to the complaint, the victim related that Sweeney was attempting to get to a handgun in the bedroom, so he could allegedly use it on himself.

Officers located the gun in the bedroom. They also photographed noticeable marks on the victim’s back and in rooms where items had been thrown, the complaint states.

Sweeney was arraigned in District Judge Matt Kirtland’s office at 3:00 p.m. on June 14 on the following charges:

– Simple Assault
– Unlawful Restraint/Serious Bodily Injury
– Disorderly Conduct Engage in Fighting
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact

Unable to post $20,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, in front of Judge Kirkland.

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