Arrest Warrant Issued for Woman Accused of Trying to Stab Husband, Assaulting Trooper

Amy Beth Grad (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Punxsutawney woman accused of trying to stab her husband and assaulting a state trooper in June of 2018.

Amy Beth Grad, 40, failed to appear for a hearing on the commonwealth’s motion to revoke her bail on April 23 in Clearfield County Court, District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. said on Monday.

Trooper Seth Rupp of the Punxsutawney-based state police has charged Grad with aggravated assault, F2, two counts; simple assault, M2, three counts; resisting arrest, M2; and related offenses.

The charges stem from a domestic assault that occurred June 1 at Grad’s Mahaffey residence, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

State police were contacted by Grad’s husband who said she was trying to stab him. The call was disconnected, but he called back saying he was outside and had taken the knife from his wife.

During an interview with a trooper on-scene, Grad’s husband said the couple had argued about general marital things the previous evening.

He said that their argument resumed at approximately 7:20 a.m., when she came into the bedroom doing a “seductive Cleopatra type dance.”

She reportedly said, “Come on baby, it’s going to be alright.” She was also “hissing” at him, he told the trooper. When he asked his wife to leave the room, she refused.

Then, he said she blocked the doorway to prevent him from leaving. Grad grabbed a kitchen knife that was on top of a bookshelf and allegedly tried to stab him in his left, abdominal area.

He said she attempted to stab him again, but he was able to grab her arms and raise them above his head. He said that this caused the knife to go into the wall and break.

While he attempted to restrain his wife, she allegedly bit him in the upper chest area, and this caused a slight injury. Grad’s husband said he was finally able to get away from her and he went outside where he sat in his vehicle to await the arrival of state police.

As part of his investigation, Rupp interviewed patrol trooper, Dana Mosier, about further incident with Grad when she was being taken into custody.

Mosier said Grad had to be taken to the ground and was “constantly screaming and acting in a violent, tumultuous manner.”

When troopers attempted to handcuff Grad, Mosier said she actively resisted by trying to pull her hands away and placing them under her body.

Grad was eventually handcuffed and placed inside the patrol unit. At this time, it was discovered that she was still in possession of keys to the family vehicle.

When Mosier tried to retrieve the keys, Grad allegedly bit her right hand. It caused her pain, redness, swelling and bruising.

During course of the investigation, Rupp said it was determined that Grad would be taken to the DuBois Penn Highlands Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Rupp said during her transport, Grad continuously spit throughout the backseat, and the patrol unit had to be taken out of service for professional cleaning.

Grad is currently scheduled to appear for a jury trial on May 20, Shaw said. She’s described as a Caucasian woman standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall. She also has brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with knowledge of Grad’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “” and selecting “Report A Crime.”

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