CRESSON - A Cresson man is in Cambria County Prison after he threatened to kill his girlfriend in front of her daughter, according to police.
Shannon Patrick Greene, 32, 109 Manor Drive, was arrested on domestic violence charges after an alleged assault on his girlfriend at her Columbus Avenue home Wednesday morning.
Cresson Borough Police arrived about 3 a.m. Wednesday to find Greene on the front porch, assisted by a Cresson Township officer.
Township police stayed with Greene while a borough officer checked the home for Greene's girlfriend, according to a criminal complaint.
A borough police officer said he found Greene's girlfriend and her two children in a bedroom, having barricaded themselves in the room by moving a bed in front of the door.
Police said she was hesitant to leave the room and waited for a 911 dispatcher to confirm police were at her home before she would speak with them.
Greene told police the argument was verbal, but his girlfriend said Greene accused her of cheating while he was out of the state and threatened to kill her.
She told police in a written statement that Greene called her names, grabbed her by the throat and choked her, pushing her head into a pillow and stating that he was going to kill her.
She said he released her only to kick her twice before choking her again, according to police.
The girlfriend told police her 6-year-old daughter woke up during the fight; the girlfriend said when she asked Greene if she could take her daughter away, he slammed her against a wall and threatened to kill her with her daughter watching.
Police took Greene to his aunt's house, and his girlfriend stayed with a friend Wednesday night.
The girlfriend told police Wednesday afternoon that her throat hurt, and she developed bruising on her throat and arms from the assault.
She told police she was going to file a protection-from-abuse order.
Greene was charged with aggravated and simple assault, harassment and making terroristic threats and was placed in Cambria County Prison on 10 percent of a $100,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Magisterial District Judge Galen Decort's office.