Oil City man facing attempted kidnapping, other charges

An Oil City man is facing charges of attempted kidnapping, burglary and criminal trespass for displaying threatening behavior and entering a residence in Oil City.

Oil City police said in a criminal complaint they were called to the 400 block of West Front Street last Thursday for a report of a fight at a residence in which a firearm might be involved and where there was “a lot of screaming.”

Officers found Brandon Quimby, 25, on the floor of the residence pinned down by a male resident, and another female resident in the room with them, the complaint said.

The person who called police, the daughter of the house residents, told officers that before they arrived, she had been at her car parked by the front porch when Quimby came up to her and grabbed her by the shoulder, according to the complaint.

He had been “holding his hands like he was holding a pistol, while trying to grab her,” the complaint said, adding that she had been able to free herself, get inside her car and lock herself in.

The complaint said that the caller was screaming in her car when Quimby started to punch the car and was “pointing like he had a gun.” The caller then saw her mother coming to the door of the residence, whereupon Quimby went to the front door and the caller drove away and called 911, according to the complaint.

The caller’s mother, the female resident of the house, told police that when she went to the door, Quimby was coming through it “holding his hands like he had a pistol in his hand,” the complaint said.

The complaint said Quimby told her to put her hands up and to “get out of his house,” whereupon the caller’s mother, in fear for her safety, asked her husband, the male resident, if he knew who Quimby was.

Her husband did not, and seeing Quimby appearing to be holding a pistol and then reaching toward his back, the husband then pinned Quimby down until officers arrived, the complaint said.

Quimby was charged with felony counts of criminal attempt-kidnap to inflict injury/terror, burglary-overnight accommodations person present, bodily injury crime and criminal trespass-break into structure, and misdemeanor counts of unlawful restraint/serious bodily injury, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

He is being held in the Venango County jail with bail denied, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled Dec. 21 in Central Court.


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