Franklin Woman Accused of Threatening to Stab Man Awaits Preliminary Hearing

| April 17, 2015

crime photoCRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin woman is facing charges of terroristic threats and related offenses following an incident that occurred around 6:00 p.m. on April 12, in Cranberry Township, Franklin, Venango County.

According to court documents, 30-year-old Lori Amanda McMillen, of 169 Cherry Lane, Franklin, faces the following charges:

  • Terroristic Threats W/ Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
  • Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

PSP Franklin Officers Interview Victim

According to a criminal complaint, around 5:20 p.m. on April 12, Trooper Jason Siegel, along with Troopers Sider and Johnson, were dispatched to a Bredinsburg Road residence to interview a 62-year-old male victim.

The complaint states the victim related that his son asked him to get his truck that was located at 169 Cherry Lane, so he and his wife went to retrieve it.

Victim Describes Altercation with McMillen

The complaint indicates the victim said upon their arrival, Lori McMillen was speaking to someone in her driveway. The victim got out of his vehicle and walked over to his son’s truck.

The victim indicated that “McMillen immediately went to the truck and told him that he is not allowed to take it and that she would not be responsible for anything that happened to it,” the complaint continues.

The victim said that “McMillen reached in and grabbled an orange glove which the victim knew contained a gun that his son had put in there earlier in the week,” according to the complaint.

“When the victim saw McMillen grab the glove, he saw the gun handle and immediately grabbed it from (her) and simultaneously put his left forearm against (her) neck and shoved her against the door and steering wheel area of the truck,” the complaint states.

McMillen was able to get out from under the victim’s grip once he had the gun in his possession. She allegedly started yelling that the victim was beating her. She allegedly “threw herself onto the ground,” the complaint indicates.

At this point, the victim stated that he turned around to leave the scene and that is when “McMillen was at the truck saying she would slash the tires and would stab him,” according to the complaint.

The victim said that “McMillen was attempting to cut the tires and then lunged at him with a knife and she screamed, ‘I’ll (expletive) stab you,'” the complaint continues.

The victim allegedly grabbed McMillen’s wrist and took the knife, the complaint states.

According to the victim, when he left the scene, “McMillen was again on the ground screaming obscenities at him,” the complaint indicates.

McMillen Arraigned, Jailed; Awaits Preliminary Hearing

As a result of the information gathered during the investigation, Officer Siegel requested a warrant of arrest for McMillen.

She was arraigned around 2:30 p.m. on April 14 on the charges previously listed.

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, McMillen was confined to the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 22 in Venango County Central Court in front of Magisterial District Judge Patrick E Lowrey.


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