From staff reports
Franklin state police accused a Harrisville man of strangling his sister during an altercation Thursday night at a Slippery Rock Creek Road residence.
A criminal complaint filed through District Judge Matthew Kirtland’s office said police were dispatched to the home at about 7 p.m. for a domestic incident involving Patrick Lindsay Jr., 18, and his 22-year-old sister.
Lindsay put both of his hands around his sister’s throat, causing her to lose her ability to breathe, but Lindsay’s father pulled him away and restrained his son until police arrived, the complaint said.
He was placed in the Venango County jail on $5,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 8.