Venus Man Charged With Making Murder Threats During Domestic Dispute

February 27, 2014
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A Venus man was placed in the Venango County Jail this week after a domestic dispute incident in which he is accused of assaulting and threatening to kill a woman.

State Police officials say 52 year-old Rick Ritchey is accused of shoving a 52 year-old woman against a piece of furniture and threatening to kill her.  Police say Ritchey’s statements included a threat to run the woman over with his car.

In the Sunday afternoon incident in Pinegrove Township, Ritchey is charged with simple assault, making terroristic threats, harassment, and driving under the influence.  Bail was set at $10,000.

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