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Case Moves Forward Against Shippenville Man Accused of Grabbing Woman by Neck, Shoving Her Against Door

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 12:11 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

blue gavelPAINT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – The case against a Shippenville man who allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck and repeatedly shoved her against a door moved forward in court on Tuesday.

Court documents indicate the following charges against 39-year-old Justin A. King, of Shippenville, were waived for court on Tuesday, November 12:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

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

One count of second-degree felony strangulation initially filed against King was withdrawn.

King is currently free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

A formal arraignment is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on January 8.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Paint Township, Clarion County, on Saturday, November 2.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 2:00 a.m. on November 2, Justin King and a known female victim entered into a verbal argument at a residence on Whisner Road in Shippenville, Paint Township, Clarion County.

The victim alleged that after arguing with King for some time, King began to push her out of the door. She told police that when King got her to the door, he grabbed her by the shoulders and then by the neck and shoved her against the door multiple times, the complaint states.

The victim stated they entered the residence again, and after further argument, King got on top of her on a couch. She indicated that she “blacked out,” awoke with King holding her down, and feeling pain in her neck, according to the complaint.

King was arraigned in front of Judge Schill at 5:30 a.m. on November 2.


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