Tionesta Man Accused of Slamming Woman into Support Beam, Knocking Her Down Stairs
TIONESTA BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A Tionesta man is facing criminal charges following a domestic incident in which he allegedly slammed a woman into a support beam, slammed a door into her foot, and knocked her down a set of stairs.
According to court documents, Marienville-based State Police filed criminal charges against 43-year-old Johnathan Edward Borowski, of Tionesta, in Magisterial District Judge Daniel L. Miller’s office on August 6.
The charges stem from a domestic incident that occurred on August 6 at a residence located on Mays Road, in Tionesta Borough, Forest County, involving Johnathan Borowski.
According to a criminal complaint, around 11:24 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, Troopers Bauer and Bloom, of the Marienville-based State Police, were dispatched to a residence at the above-described location for a report of a domestic incident.
The complaint notes the caller reported that she was assaulted by Johnathan Borowski and she was currently barricaded in a second-floor bedroom.
The troopers arrived at the scene and made contact with Borowski inside the residence. He was asked to exit onto the front porch. Trooper Bauer then interviewed Borowski while Trooper Bloom entered the residence to make contact with the victim and two witnesses.
The complaint notes Trooper Bauer observed that Borowski was under the influence of alcohol.
According to the complaint, Borowski related that he and the victim were in the process of separating, and the victim is in the process of moving out of the residence. He reported that earlier in the day, he had gone golfing and then to his boss’s residence for drinks. Upon arriving back home, sometime between 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., he went upstairs to his bedroom. Borowski said that while in bed, he and the victim began to get into a verbal altercation which continued to the main floor where the two witnesses also entered into the verbal argument.
Borowski related that he attempted to walk out the back door to leave the residence and slammed the door shut. He told police that he did not realize that the victim was behind him and said he inadvertently slammed the victim’s foot with the door. He also denied any further physical contact between himself and the victim, according to the complaint.
Trooper Bauer also interviewed the victim, who reported that Borowski was not expected to come home that night. The victim stated she was getting ready for bed when she was met by Borowski upstairs and a verbal altercation began, which then continued to the main floor.
According to the complaint, the victim said that Borowski grabbed her by the neck and threw her into a support beam in the house. She also related that while Borowski was walking out the back door, she attempted to lock him out, and Borowski shoved the door open, causing an injury to her left foot and forcing her to stumble backward onto a furnace. The victim said she attempted to go upstairs, and Borowski shoved himself backward, causing her to be knocked down the steps into two chests at the bottom.
While interviewing the victim, Trooper Bauer observed the injury to her left foot as well as scratch marks on her back, right side from being pushed into the support beam.
Trooper Bauer also spoke to two witnesses to the incident.
The first witness reported that Borowski and the victim got into an argument and said she saw Borowski push the victim into the support beam by her neck and shut the door on the victim’s foot. The second witness reported she observed the victim attempt to walk up the stairs and saw Borowski shove his body into the victim’s body, forcing her to hit the wall, according to the complaint.
Borowski was arraigned in front of Judge Miller at 11:21 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, on the following charges:
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary
Unable to post $25,000.00, he was lodged in the Warren County Jail. He was released on Thursday, August 8, on a cash security posted by a private surety.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, with Magisterial District Judge Raymond F. Zydonik presiding.
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