Sheffield man with alleged assault charges behind bars
A Sheffield man charged with aggravated assault for cutting off another driver in a domestic incident has been located and taken to Warren County Jail.
In the same case, a Sheffield woman has been charged for harboring a fugitive.
William J. Moore Jr., 25, was initially charged with six counts of aggravated assault, including three against children under the age of 6, for an alleged Sunday, Sept. 29, incident.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Moore was involved in a domestic incident in which he allegedly struck a woman in the face with an open hand causing a bruise, and grabbed and shoved her, resulting in bruises and scratches. As the woman tried to leave the home with two other adults and three children, Moore “returned to the residence and attempted to stop her,” according to the affidavit.
He then got in his car and followed the other vehicle westbound on Rt. 6 near Sheffield Area Middle High School at about 5:30 p.m., according to the affidavit.
“The accused followed the victims at a distance less than reasonably safe,” police said. “The accused then suddenly switched lanes and attempted to pass the victim and cut them off. As he did this, he forced them to come to a stop and turn around.”
According to police, the other vehicle stopped at the school, Moore followed, asked one of the vehicle’s occupants to get out and talk to him, and then left.
Charges including six counts of aggravated assault, three counts of endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and numerous summary traffic offenses were filed on Sept. 29.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Pennsylvania State Police were notified that Moore had been seen on a dirt bike leaving a Tan Street, Sheffield, residence. In the second affidavit of probable cause, police said they observed Moore driving a dirt bike east on Route 6 and turned to follow him.
After a pursuit that involved another U-turn, “Moore entered the driveway of 20 Tollgate Road, where he entered the woods on the dirt bike,” and the patrol vehicle could not follow, police said.
Additional charges of flight to avoid apprehension, trial, or punishment, fleeing or attempting to elude police, and 14 summary charges were filed on Tuesday.
According to police, a trooper spoke with Brooke M. Glienna, 37, of the Tan Street residence Moore was seen leaving. Police said Glienna was aware, before he was seen leaving, that there were warrants for the arrest of Moore.
According to a second affidavit regarding Glienna, police returned and spoke to her on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
“She related that he was not in the residence and had departed prior to my arrival,” police wrote in the affidavit.
Glienna later consented to a search. “William J. Moore Jr. was located on the second floor of the residence and subsequently taken into custody,” police said.
Glienna is charged with two counts of felony hindering apprehension.
Moore was taken to Warren County jail after failing to post $50,000 bail.
Glienna was taken to Warren County jail after failing to post $10,000 bail.
Preliminary hearings for both defendants are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.