Criminal Complaint: Man Threatened to Kill Wife; Himself

A criminal complaint filed on Christmas Eve explains what happened in the Hibbs household.

A criminal complaint filed against a North Strabane man states he tried to kill his wife before threatening to turn a rifle on himself Christmas Eve.

on Saturday charged and several counts of assault following the incident, which took place in his state Route 136 home.

"(Hibbs was involved in a domestic argument with his wife. During this event, Mr. Hibbs grabbed Mrs. Hibbs by the arms while she was holding their 2-year-old daughter and pushed her down," the complaint stated. "During this act, Mrs. Hibbs (suffered) redness and bruising to both upper arms and chest area."

That's when court records said Harry Hibbs grabbed a loaded .44 caliber black powder revolver "and pointed it in the face of Mrs. Hibbs and pulled the trigger. Revolver jammed at which time (he) struck Mrs. Hibbs in the upper left area area with the gun, causing a deep laceration to this area."

According to court documents, Harry Hibbs then retrieved a .22 caliber rifle and threatened to kill himself.

Anna Hibbs told Canon-McMillan Patch on Monday


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