Franklin man accused of breaking into residence, assaulting 2 women

From staff reports

A Franklin man is facing charges for assaulting two women at a building in Oil City on Jan. 1.

Oil City police said in a criminal complaint that Tyrik Wilson, 34, was waiting at a residence on Pearl Avenue when the homeowner and another woman who lived in the house arrived.

The tenant told police Wilson was angry with her for telling someone he had taken money from her, so she tried to get away from him but he followed her into the residence and up the stairs to an apartment, the complaint said. Wilson then struck her in the head and knocked her to the ground, giving her a bad headache, according to the complaint.

On his way back down the stairs, Wilson pushed the homeowner, causing her to fall down, the complaint said.

Wilson then fled the area and the homeowner took the tenant to the emergency room at UPMC Northwest to be evaluated for her injuries, the complaint said.

Wilson has been charged with felony counts of burglary- overnight accommodations; person present, bodily injury crime and criminal trespass-enter structure, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.

Wilson was placed in the Venango County jail with bail denied due to him being a threat to others, on probation in Crawford County and having no local ties or address.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Central Court.