Corry man faces kidnapping charges

A Corry man is behind bars in Warren County on charges including kidnapping from an incident that unfolded earlier this month in Spring Creek.

Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police say that they received a report from a 39-year-old female from Corry who said that she was “kidnapped, threatened, falsely imprisoned and harassed.”

Troopers say that Edward J. Nolte, 51, was arrested and transported to the county jail.

The victim went to the Starbrick Pennsylvania State Police barracks to report the incident, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

She told police that she contacted Nolte for a ride and was picked up in the Garland area. She alleged that he told her they would stop at his residence, where an argument ensued.

Troopers allege that Nolte allegedly “grabbed (her) by the arm and dragged her from the vehicle and into his travel trailer where he resides.”

The victim told police that she allegedly attempted to leave multiple times and Nolte denied those requests.

Troopers allege that Nolte called 911 on Feb. 18 and the victim reported that “Nolte grabbed her electronic tablet and threw it to the ground before stepping on it, rendering it inoperable.”

The victim also reported that Nolte “wanted (her) cell phone from her hand which hit (her) in the face and disabled the phone.”

Troopers responded to the area in the wake of the 911 call and the victim alleged that Nolte pushed her “onto the bed placing one hand over her mouth and raised his other hand over her head, holding a marijuana grinding, stating (he) would kill her and her kids if she screamed.”

Online court records show that Nolte was arraigned Sunday morning by District Judge Todd Woodin.

He faces charges of kidnapping, terroristic threats, false imprisonment, two counts of criminal mischief and harassment.

Records show he is being held at the county jail on $50,000 bail.


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