A Knox man has been jailed following the filing of charges against him in an incident in which he was accused of twice trying to strike his girlfriend with his truck — once while she was driving her own vehicle and once while she was standing beside her car.
State Police from the Clarion station say 36 year-old Nikolas Corcetti is accused of driving toward his girlfriend’s car, forcing her off Madison Road in Beaver Township early Sunday evening. Later, Corcetti allegedly drove at the woman while she was standing beside her car on her parents’ property a short distance away. The woman told troopers Corcetti stopped his truck about six-to-eight feet from her.
Charges include aggravated and simple assault, attempted aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, careless driving and reckless driving. Police say Corcetti was also operating an unregistered vehicle and was driving under an expired driver’s license.
After his arraignment, Corcetti was lodged in the Clarion County Jail with his bail set at $50,000. A preliminary hearing is set for next Tuesday.