Judge nixes Warren man’s motion for reconsideration

A Warren man facing at least 100 months in state prison after a string of crimes, including aggravated assault stemming from a domestic violence incident, had a motion for reconsideration denied on Friday.

Nathan S. Nulph was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda last month.

The most serious charges stemmed from a July domestic dispute.

Officers responded to an apartment and City of Warren police found Nulph in the bedroom of a juvenile, seated on the bed with the child laying down.

“Upon seeing us,” the affidavit states, Nulph “immediately began ordering us to ‘back out.'” Police ordered Nulph to get off the bed and walk toward them, and Nulph “continuously refused,” at which point officers approached him to attempt arrest.

At that point, officers said Nulph rolled on to his back and kicked the officer in the chest before “turning to the juvenile victim” and using “both arms and legs and began squeezing the juvenile female victim with such force that it caused her back to arch and her to begin screaming and crying.”

A victim told police in a written statement that Nulph “arrived at her residence highly intoxicated. When the adult female victim told (Nulph) to leave, he became angry, throwing her down on the bed and choking her with both hands. (Nulph) then used both open and closed fists to hit the adult female victim in the face multiple times.

“(Nulph) then began choking the adult female victim with one hand while using the other hand to cover her mouth, preventing her from breathing. The adult female victim advised that once she was able to break free from (Nulph) she ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911.”

At a second docket, he was found in possession of a multi-colored glass pipe when he was racing on US 6 starting at Yankee Bush with his young child in the car.

He pled guilty to charges of theft by unlawful taking and unauthorized use of an automobile at a third docket for taking numerous tools and construction equipment and a 1993 Ford pickup truck.

Skerda said the motion indicates that the Commonwealth had no objections to the sentences being run concurrently but she said that the “court viewed (these) as purely separate acts.”

First Assistant District Attorney Cody Brown reiterated that the Commonwealth didn’t object to concurrent sentences but made clear that the decision was ultimately in Skerda’s hands.

Skerda said that she “had envisioned a higher range sentence” on the aggravated assault charge but reduced it after hearing from the Commonwealth.

She said that she received and appreciates letters that indicate Nulph wasn’t the person his crimes show but added that “these are purely separate offenses (and the) court treated them as such.”

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