Hearing for Woman Who Claimed to Be ‘Jesus Christ’ During Criminal Trespass Incident in Oil City Continued

| September 15, 2021

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing for a woman who claimed to be “Jesus Christ” and had a cross drawn on her forehead during an alleged burglary and criminal trespass incident in Oil City has been continued.

Court documents indicate a preliminary hearing for 26-year-old Kaia Kathleen Bishop, scheduled for September 15 has been continued and is set to resume at 8:30 a.m. on October 6 in Venango County Central Court.

She faces the following charges:

– Criminal Attempt – Burglary – Overnight Accommodations; Person Present, Felony 1
– Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Disorderly Conduct Hazardous/Physical Offense, Misdemeanor 3
– Criminal Mischief – Damage Property, Summary
– Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct, Summary
– Harassment – Course of Conduct W/No Legitimate Purpose, Summary (two counts)

She remains lodged in the Venango County Jail on $10,000.0.0 monetary bail

The charges stem from an incident at a local residence in early September.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 11:13 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, Oil City Police were dispatched to a residence on Hoffman Avenue for a report of an unwanted individual inside the residence. At the residence, police made contact with the owner who reported that Kaia Bishop, an ex-girlfriend of his who had not lived there in months, had entered his home without permission.

The victim also told police that Bishop had made statements about “being Jesus Christ” and had a cross drawn on her forehead.

The complaint indicates the victim allowed officers to enter the residence to remove Bishop. Police then found Bishop in an upstairs bathroom taking a bath.

Police immediately noted an odor of alcohol on Bishop’s person, and when Bishop was questioned, she reportedly admitted to drinking earlier in the night. She was subsequently removed from the residence, according to the complaint.

The complaint states that in a bag belonging to Bishop, police found various papers including two citations from the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department in Montana and a bail surety from the same department.

Prior to Bishop’s departure from the Oil City Police Department, officers warned her that she was not to go back to the Hoffman Avenue residence, the complaint notes.

According to the complaint, police were then dispatched to the same residence again around 8:19 p.m. on Sunday, September 5, for a report of a woman attempting to gain entry into the residence.

Police then spoke to the victim who reported that Bishop had knocked on his door, and when he asked her to leave, she threw her body against the door, dislodging the glass pane in an attempt to gain entry.

Bishop was then found at a nearby residence and when questioned, reportedly admitted to being at the victim’s residence, the complaint notes.

Bishop was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland at 6:35 a.m. on September 6.


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