Woman facing assault, threats charges in Emlenton incident

 A Butler County woman is facing numerous charges following an incident Thursday in Emlenton Borough.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Patrick Lowrey’s office said 26-year-old Brittany Meckley of Cabot entered a convenience store where her daughter’s father works as a manager.

Meckley was wielding a long stick and struck the man on the back left shoulder area before pulling a kitchen knife from her waist band and chasing him around the store, the complaint said.

During the assault, Meckley told her daughter’s father she was going to kill him multiple times, the complaint said.

Eventually, the man fled the store into the parking lot area while Meckley got into her vehicle with her two-month-old child inside and drove recklessly around the parking lot chasing after him, the complaint said.

The man sought refuge behind a larger border located on the perimeter of the property and Meckley immediately left the area, the complaint said.

Later that night, Meckley texted the man several times threatening to kill him, according to the complaint.

Meckley returned to the store Friday and told another employee she wanted to stab her daughter’s father, but he was not working at the time, the complaint said.

The employee told police Meckley returned to her car in the parking lot and sat there with her child, the complaint said.

The employee called police shortly after and they arrived to take Meckley into custody, the complaint said.

Upon the arrival of Franklin and Clarion state police, a wood stick and a knife were found in plain view in Meckley’s vehicle, the complaint said.

Meckley was arraigned Friday by Lowrey on two misdemeanor counts of simple assault, two misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, two counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of recklessly endangering another person.

She was placed in the Venango County jail on $75,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing has been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday in Central Court.