Crime

Man sentenced for assaulting ex-girlfriend, 2 of her relatives

Sean Riggle
Sean Riggle

A man found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, her grandmother and great-grandmother was sentenced by President Judge Thomas King Kistler on Thursday.

Sean Riggle, 24, of Lock Haven, will serve two and a half to six years in state prison.

Riggle pleaded guilty on Oct. 6 to one count of aggravated assault, three counts of terroristic threats, three counts of simple assault and three counts of harassment, according to a statement from the office of the district attorney.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Feb. 11, police responded to an ongoing domestic violence incident at a home in Marion Township on Jacksonville Road.

The affidavit indicates that when police arrived at the home, they found Riggle sitting in the garage, “against a vehicle with a large amount of blood” on him and on the “floor of the garage.”

Police say Riggle appeared “extremely intoxicated and confused” and his speech was “incoherent.”

One of the victims said Riggle came to the house in a rage after being dumped by his girlfriend, her granddaughter, earlier in the day.

Police were told that Riggle’s former girlfriend changed her phone number after the break-up and several hours later, after not being able to get in contact with her, Riggle showed up at the house on Jacksonville Road.

The woman lived at the house with her grandmother, 63, and great-grandmother, 81.

Court documents indicate Riggle assaulted all three of the women and medical records corroborate their stories by the discovery of “multiple bruises and lacerations all over their bodies.”

The affidavit details the attack, stating Riggle even shoved the 81-year-old great-grandmother “down to the ground and punched her several times in the face.”

Police found glass and objects from the house scattered all over the place.

District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller issued a statement saying: “The Commonwealth argued for sentence of five to 10 years in this case due to the defendant’s heinous attack on three women, two who are peaceful grandmothers doing nothing but trying to protect themselves. He invaded their home and shattered their sense of security.”

Jalelah Ahmed, 231-4631, jahmed@centredaily.com

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