Warren woman facing aggravated assault charges
A Warren woman is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly striking another woman with a metal bat.
Marcella K. Gigliotti, 55, of Warren, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the alleged victim told police she had been walking around late Wednesday, looking for her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle. She hoped to collect items that she owned from the truck, she told police.
She told police that Gigliotti told her to “get out” as she got near the truck, then hit her in the arm with something, according to the affidavit.
Gigliotti told police that the alleged victim had been on her property and in the truck the night before and that she had called police, but didn’t report her at that time. When the woman returned Wednesday, Gigliotti said she yelled at her to leave and, when the woman “scared her” she swung the metal bat she was holding, striking the woman in the arm. She said the woman had threatened to kill her in the past.
The man was present, but told police he did not see what had happened between the two women, according to the affidavit. He told police Gigliotti told him that she hit the woman with the bat.
Police examined the alleged victim’s right arm, observing “straight-line red marks, along with swelling, and a small laceration… consistent with her recollection of the incident.”
The marks were “inconsistent with Gigliotti’s verbal statement,” police said in the affidavit.
Gigliotti was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Raymond Zydonik and release on $25,000 unsecured bail.
A preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6.