Corry Man Facing Kidnapping, Other Charges Following Incident in Spring Creek

February 26, 2024

SPRING CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A Corry man is facing multiple charges, including felony kidnapping, following an incident in Spring Creek, according to police.

Edward J. Nolte, 51 of Corry, is facing Kidnapping of a Minor-Inflicting Bodily Injury (Felony 1), False Imprisonment (Misdemeanor 2), Terroristic Threats (Misdemeanor 1), two counts of Criminal Mischief, and Harassment charges after a woman reported to Pennsylvania State Police that she had been taken and held against her will at Nolte’s trailer from Feb. 15 – 18, 2024.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the woman arrived at PSP-Warren on Feb. 23 to report the incident. The woman told police she contacted Nolte for a ride to Jamestown, New York, and was picked up in the Garland area on Feb. 15. Nolte told the woman he had to stop at his residence at 910 Picidilli Hill Road before continuing to Jamestown, according to the affidavit.

The woman, according to the affidavit, said a verbal argument ensued when they arrived at the residence. Nolte then walked to the passenger side of the vehicle, grabbed the woman by the arm, and “dragged her from the vehicle and into his travel trailer where he resides,” according to the affidavit. The woman, according to the affidavit, repeatedly told Nolte she wanted to leave and that Nolte stood in front of the doorway when she attempted to leave.

On Feb. 18, the woman contacted 911, police said. After contacting 911, according to the affidavit, Nolte grabbed the woman’s tablet, threw it to the ground, and stepped on it, rendering it inoperable. According to the affidavit, Nolte swatted the woman’s cell phone from her hand which caused the phone to hit the woman in the face and also rendered the phone inoperable.

When PSP troopers arrived, according to the affidavit, Nolte pushed the woman onto the bed, held a hand over her mouth and a marijuana grinder over her head. Nolte, according to the affidavit, then told the woman “he would kill her and her kids if she screamed.”

According to online court records, Nolte is currently being held at the Warren County Jail after failing to post $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Feb. 28 with Magisterial District Judge Todd Woodin.

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