Police: Tyrone woman used knife to threaten alleged victim

A Tyrone woman faces charges after she allegedly threatened a victim with a knife, court documents stated.

Rhonda R. Novak, 25, was arraigned Saturday by Magisterial District Judge Andrew L. Blattenberger for charges of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and trespassing.

According to the criminal complaint, Novak allegedly brandished the knife at a woman Oct. 7 on the 2200 block of Adams Avenue, Tyrone.

Novak allegedly waved the knife at the victim in a threatening manner after shouting homophobic slurs at the woman, the police report stated.

Police said Novak allegedly used the butt end of the knife to bang on the victim’s door, and she is accused of licking the knife while staring directly at the victim.

Court documents stated that Novak faces charges from four other incidents between Oct. 7 and Oct. 8.

Novak faces charges for alleged disorderly conduct Oct. 7 at the Adams Avenue residence and is accused of causing a disturbance later that day at the north end of Tyrone, the report stated.

Police said Novak also faces disorderly conduct and trespassing charges for two separate incidents Oct. 8 at the Adams Avenue residence for allegedly “yelling and smashing pots and pans outside.”

Novak is confined at Blair County Prison in lieu of $100,000 cash bail from the new charges.

She is to appear before Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.


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