Titusville woman receives prison time for assaulting trooper

Staff writer

A Titusville woman has been sentenced to serve up to 64 months in prison for assaulting a state trooper last June.

Venango County Judge Robert Boyer ordered Megan Jewell, 28, to serve two consecutive terms of 16 to 32 months at Muncy state prison for two felony aggravated assault charges.

Jewell was also sentenced Friday in three separate retail theft cases, one in which her probation had been revoked in December. She was ordered to serve two consecutive sentences of nine to 30 months for the most recent theft charges.

Jewell will serve up to 219 days for the theft charge in which her probation was revoked, and she will receive credit for 219 days she has already served, according to online court documents.

Jewell pleaded guilty in September to two counts of aggravated assault after she kicked a state trooper in the head while being taken into custody on a warrant at UPMC Northwest in early June.

She also threatened and tried to bite several hospital staff members while being restrained.

Jewell’s retail theft charges, stemming from a 2014 incident and two incidents last year, were the result of Jewell taking items from the Franklin Kmart and Cranberry Walmart stores.

She was ordered Friday to pay nearly $120 in restitution to Walmart in two of the cases.