Youngsville assault suspect surrenders

Photo courtesy of Warren County Sheriff’s Office Adam L. Smith, 34, of Youngsville.

A man sought Monday by Pennsylvania State Police for allegedly assaulting a Youngsville woman with a glass vase and threatening her with a gun and a knife is in custody.

Police said Tuesday morning, Adam L. Smith, 34, of Youngsville, turned himself in.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Smith “became violent” with a woman when she “refused to buy him a hoagie.”

The victim said Smith threw a glass vase that broke on the back of her head. A piece of the broken vase cut her arm, she said.

Police said, Smith “then picked up a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun and pointed it in her face” and said he was going to “blow your… face off.”

“He began hitting her in the stomach with the butt of the gun, punched her in the head with a closed fist, and bit her on the arm,” according to the affidavit. “She tried to flee the scene while Smith chased her out of the house with a knife. As she tried to enter her vehicle, he stabbed the windshield with the knife, punched the glass out of the driver’s door and threw the knife at her.”

Police said Smith also threatened a neighbor.

Smith is charged with aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of harassment, offensive weapons, and disorderly conduct.

Smith was arraigned before District Justice Laura Bauer and taken to Warren County jail after failing to post $50,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.


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