Woman facing charges after Franklin incident

Staff writer

An Oil City woman is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing a dresser and assaulting two people Friday at a Front Street residence in Franklin.

A criminal complaint filed through District Judge Patrick Lowrey’s office said Sugarcreek Borough patrolman Darin Baker was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Front Street for an assault.

Baker arrived to find that Erika Estrada, 32, had fled the home with a dresser, the complaint said.

Baker then spoke with a man at the residence, who said that Estrada had walked into the house, went upstairs and began to beat a woman inside a bedroom, the complaint said.

The man said he went to the bedroom and began to pull Estrada off the woman, and Estrada began to punch him in the mouth and kick him in the head, the complaint said. The man began to grab Estrada again, and the woman called the police, the complaint said.

The man said Estrada then grabbed the dresser and left, the complaint said.

The woman also told Baker that Estrada had taken a drawer from the dresser and had beaten her with it, the complaint said.

The woman was taken by Community Ambulance Service to the UPMC Northwest emergency room for treatment, the complaint said.

Estrada is facing felony counts of burglary-overnight accommodations-person present and bodily injury crime and robbery- inflict threat of immediate bodily injury. She is also facing misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking and two counts of simple assault.

Estrada was arraigned before Lowrey and placed in the Venango County jail on $50,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled Aug. 23 in Central Court.