Police Arrest Tionesta Man Accused of Shooting Victim With Shotgun in Crawford County

| November 29, 2022

CRAWFORD CO., Pa. (EYT) – Police have apprehended a Tionesta man accused of shooting a victim in the thigh area with a shotgun in Crawford County on November 19.

(Photo courtesy of PA Crime Watch.)

According to PA Crime Watch, the Pennsylvania State Police arrested 29-year-old Matthew James Divido, of Tionesta, on Monday, November 28.

According to Corry-based State Police, Divido was involved in a shooting around 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, in the Hydetown Volunteer Fire Department parking lot in Hydetown Borough, Crawford County.

Police say the victim encountered Divido, who he knew. After a brief argument, Divido shot the victim in the right thigh area with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Divido then fled the scene in a white 2009 Ford Escape, traveling west towards State Route 408.

The victim was taken to UPMC Titusville by a private vehicle. He was then transported to UPMC Hamot for treatment of injuries and later released.

According to court documents, Divido faces the following charges:

– Aggravated Assault – Attempts to Cause or Causes BI with Deadly Weapon, Felony 2
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
– Terroristic Threats with Intent to Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1


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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group based in Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to TheHockeyWriters.com as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 5 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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