Teen charged as adult

17-year-old charged with aggravated assault

NEWTON HAMILTON — A 17-year-old was charged as an adult Friday with two counts aggravated assault after holding down and threatening to stab a female relative, according to court documents.

Documents state that Gregory A. Moore, of Newton Hamilton, held down the female relative while she was in bed and was holding a knife in one hand. The woman told police Moore was holding the knife with the blade pointed toward her. The accuser related that Moore did a stabbing motion with the knife several times and refused to get off of her despite her telling him to do so several times.

The accuser told police that Moore did get off of her, but sat on a stand by the bedroom door while holding the knife, preventing her from leaving the room, court documents state. The accuser said Moore was angry because the internet had been shut off as a punishment for a previous behavior, according to court documents.

Pennsylvania State Police-Lewistown and Mount Union Borough Police assisted on scene. One officer observed a black handle steak knife lying on the floor in the accuser’s bedroom and redness on the right arm of the accuser.

Moore was charged with a total of six criminal counts and had a preliminary arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Kent Smith, who set bail at $500,000. Moore was committed to Mifflin County Correctional Facility, unable to post the bail set, and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.