Woman Accused of Punching Officer, Man Who Allegedly Made Death Threats Waive Hearings

| January 3, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The cases against an Oil City man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend and her mother, and the man’s girlfriend who allegedly punched an officer during the arrest both moved forward in court this week.

According to court documents, the following charges against 32-year-old Zerrius Keytwaun Boyd, of Oil City, were waived for court on Wednesday, January 2:

– Terroristic Threats W/Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)
– Obstruct Admin Law/Other Government Function, Misdemeanor 2
– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2
– Marijuana-Small Amount Personal Use, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, Boyd remains lodged in the Venango County Jail.

The following charges against 23-year-old Hope Nichole Marshall, of Oil City, were also waived for court on Wednesday, January 2:

– Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
– Obstruct Admin Law/Other Govt Function, Misdemeanor 2
– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2
– Possession Of Marijuana, Misdemeanor

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

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

Details of the case:

Around 9:43 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, Oil City Police Officers were dispatched to a North Street residence for a domestic incident. The report was called in by Heather Delong (Walker) stating that her daughter’s boyfriend Zerrius Boyd had threatened to kill her daughter Hope Marshall as well as Heather herself, according to the complaint.

Upon arriving on the scene, Patrolman Anderson was already at the residence knocking on the door.

The complaint states that Patrolman Drake could see Hope Marshall standing in the kitchen of the residence, and she refused to come to the door. After several minutes of trying to speak with Marshall, she finally came out of the residence. She stated she did not call the officers, and there was no reason for them to be there.

While speaking with officers, Marshall re-entered the residence and shut the door. Officers then followed Marshall into the residence while explaining to her that she was not free to go.

Officers then asked where Zerrius Boyd was, and Marshall stated he was upstairs. Officers explained they needed to speak with him, and Marshall then stated she was unsure of where he was.

Boyd then came down the stairs and confronted officers, demanding they leave the residence. Officers asked Boyd to identify himself, and he refused several times. Then, Marshall and Delong confirmed Boyd’s identity.

Patrolmen Byham and Anderson informed Boyd that he was under arrest, and he immediately started to pull away from officers while arguing with them. He stated that he needed to record this and pulled out his phone and told officers multiple times to walk out to the porch, according to the complaint.

While Patrolmen Byham and Anderson were taking Boyd into custody, Marshall ran into the residence yelling at officers to get their hands off Boyd, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, Patrolman Drake then grabbed Marshall and informed her that she was under arrest. Marshall began pulling away and screaming and again tried to get to the officers who were arresting Boyd. She pulled away, and with her free hand struck Patrolman Drake with a closed fist in the chest.

Patrolman Drake again grabbed her and pulled her out onto the porch and began placing her into handcuffs. At that point, Delong ran up on the porch while Marshall struggled. Delong grabbed Patrolman Drake by the arm yelling, “You can’t arrest her she is pregnant,” the complaint states.

Officers then attempted to handcuff Delong, and she resisted. Trooper Johnson then arrived on the scene and pulled Delong away, taking her into custody, the complaint indicates.

After placing the three arrestees into the patrol cars, officers cleared the residence with Police Chief Wenner.

Officers located a small amount of marijuana in a plastic zip lock style baggie in plain view in an upstairs bedroom of the residence.

All three individuals were arraigned at 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, December 30, in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office.

The following charges filed against Delong were withdrawn on Wednesday, January 2:

– Obstruct Admin Law/Other Govt Func, Misdemeanor 2
– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce, Misdemeanor 2


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