Police: Cresson woman threatened man with knife

A Cresson woman is accused of holding a knife to a man’s throat Wednesday afternoon, when he came home to find the woman and her mother inside his apartment.

Lacinda L. Brooks, 48, of 801 Front St., Apt. A, faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges for the alleged incident at the same address.

Officers responded to the Front Street apartment after a report of a domestic disturbance that involved a knife, according to a criminal complaint filed by Cresson Borough police.

When officers arrived, the man told them he came home to find Brooks and her mother in the home, and they began to argue, police said.

Though the Front Street apartment is listed as Brooks’ address, her name does not appear on a rental lease, police said.

As the argument continued, Brooks became angry when the man turned his attention to her mother, police said.

Brooks then attacked the man, grabbing him by the hair before placing a “butcher-style” knife to his throat, the man told police, according to the complaint.

The man told police that Brooks had “the knife against his throat and the steel of the blade was on his skin,” officers wrote in the complaint.

A similar knife was seen near Brooks when police arrived at the home, the complaint said, noting it had an 8-inch blade.

Brooks was arrested, and once transported to the local police department, she allegedly confessed to attacking the man after an argument.

Brooks told police she got mad and “slammed” the man into a corner before pulling his hair and hitting him on the head and neck, according to the complaint.

She also admitted to pointing a knife at the man, police said.

Brooks allegedly said “she would kill (the man) if he went after her mother and stated she would do it again,” the complaint said.

Brooks faces felony charges of aggravated assault and making terroristic threats, as well as misdemeanor charges of recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, online court documents show.

She remains in Cambria County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $50,000 cash bail, court documents show.

Brooks is to appear at 1 p.m. May 2 before Magisterial District Judge John Prebish Jr. for a preliminary hearing.

Mirror Staff Writer Sean Sauro is at 946-7535.

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