Man gets probation for pushing woman, taking infant daughter
SUNBURY - A 24-year-old Ranshaw man charged with pushing a 79-year-old woman to the ground in an attempt to grab his infant daughter was sentenced Monday morning to two years consecutive probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine plus costs.
Timothy Raab, of 112 Short St., was sentenced by President Judge Robert B. Sacavage after previously pleading guilty to recklessly endangering another person and simple assault. He received two years consecutive probation on the recklessly endangering offense and one year probation on the assault charge that runs concurrent to the first sentence.
Raab, who was represented by Northumberland County Conflicts Counsel John Broda, also was ordered to avoid contact with the victim, Catherine Barrett, 79, of 129 S. Franklin St., Shamokin. Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini represented the commonwealth at sentencing.
The charges were filed by Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II in connection with a Nov. 22 disturbance at Barrett's home.
Police reported Raab went to the residence at about 12:30 p.m. in an attempt to remove his 1-year-old daughter, who was being cared for by Barrett, her great-grandmother. Barrett told police Raab pushed her in an attempt to enter the home. Police said Barrett then picked up the child and ran outside.
Police said Barrett attempted to get into her car, but Raab allegedly chased her, pushed her against the vehicle while she was holding the child, grabbed the infant around her chest and pulled her from Barrett's arms.
Police said Raab allegedly shoved Barrett to the ground, causing her to fall onto her right side and suffer injuries to her right leg and right arm. Police said the child was not injured during the disturbance.
Raab then fled the scene with the child before being apprehended by Coal Township police about 30 minutes later at his residence.