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Man charged with threatening to kill his wife

Published November 11. 2019 12:59PM

A Summit Hill man has been charged with threatening to kill his wife in front of his child.

According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by officer Todd Woodward of the Summit Hill Police Department:

At 1:14 p.m. Oct. 30, Woodward was dispatched for a domestic assault in the 300 block of East Fell Street.

A teen called 911 and said Thomas Willis, 36, was threatening to kill her mom and was knocking her down.

Woodward responded and was let inside the home by the caller, who said Willis was upstairs. Woodward could hear him yelling.

Willis saw Woodward at the bottom of the stairs, and Woodward walked out to the front of the home with him.

Willis refused to comply with verbal commands, and while Woodward attempted to handcuff him, Willis swung his right arm toward Woodward’s head in an attempt to strike him.

Willis then picked up a flower pot filled with soil from the porch ledge and threw it at Woodward’s head, then ran. After several warnings to stop, Woodward deployed his Taser, but the contact was unsuccessful.

Willis ran into a wooded area and was unable to be located.

The victim said that Willis told her, “You’re going to get hurt bad,” threatened to kill her, grabbed her face, poked her in the face multiple times with his fingers, choked her neck with his hands, and dragged her to the floor.

While Willis was choking the victim, she stated she began to lose consciousness.

Willis was later located and taken into custody and faces charges of aggravated assault; strangulation; terroristic threats; simple assault; resisting arrest or other law enforcement; and harassment.

He is currently incarcerated in the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 monetary bail, and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Casimir T. Kosciolek of Lansford.

Comments
What is it with all these wife-abusing cowards as of late? They all need severe beatings to show 'em what it's like. I doubt if that would help though. Pure rubbish is all they are.
Typical day in the life of a lot of women.
How to make your marriage work in 30 seconds.
"Honor your wife's dreams" - Dr. John Gottman who has written many books on relationships and marriage.
GT-That whole area is full of it. Id say a combination of poverty,drugs, and families in crisis is the culprit, its sad. Ive been through it myself married to a an attorney. We were far from poor but his drug use was the culprit, She has to find the strength to put an end to it, leave, move, get the restraining order, keep at it-learn self defense, learn that shes worth more
From what I can tell he is a transplant.
If search is accurate he has a history in Kentucky too.
Omg - votehillary I hope u were just trolling or trying to b funny, otherwise ur an ignorant asshat!
To the young lady who called 911, most likely you saved your mom’s life. You rock! That takes a lot of courage and I’m sure you’ll b there for your mom to support her through this ordeal. I hope she’s strong enough to follow through with the charges and to get that monster out of your house!

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