EXPLOREJEFFERSON: Man Accused of Choking, Repeatedly Punching Woman in Head Waives Hearing

FALLS CREEK BOROUGH (EYT) – A local man who allegedly choked and struck a woman until she blacked out waived his preliminary hearing in court this week.

Court documents indicate the following charges against 38-year-old Nicholas Antonio Bibbs of Falls Creek were waived for court on Tuesday, March 12:

  • Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
  • Terroristic Threats W/ Int To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
  • Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

The charges have been transferred to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas. Bibbs is currently free on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 2:50 p.m. Feb. 17, a trooper with the DuBois-based state police interviewed a known female victim in the emergency room of UPMC Altoona.

The victim, who shares a residence with Nicholas Bibbs, reported that she awoke with Bibbs on top of her, with both of his knees on her stomach, as he was choking her.

The victim stated that she attempted to escape by scratching Bibbs, but he continued to choke her. The victim said Bibbs continued to choke her until she “blacked out” and when she awoke, he punched her in the head repeatedly and said he was going to kill her.

She then blacked out again before waking up, shaking and throwing up blood. The woman said she believes she was having a seizure.

The victim also related that the assault was witnessed by her 11-year-old son.

According to the complaint, the assault stopped when the victim was able to find a phone and call 9-1-1. The victim reported that when the ambulance arrived, she told them she fell down the stairs because Bibbs was there and she was afraid to say what really happened with him there.

The complaint notes that a trooper observed dried blood in the victim’s nose and scratches on her neck. The victim also complained of pain in her head, face and stomach.

The trooper then interviewed Bibbs around 6:20 p.m. Feb. 17. According to the complaint, Bibbs admitted to striking the victim repeatedly in the area of the face and also to putting his hands around the victim’s neck.

Bibbs was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak at 9:04 p.m. Feb. 17.

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