State police in Clearfield County have charged a Coalport man after he allegedly attempted to rape a woman during a domestic dispute.
Troopers say Robert Shomo, 33, faces charges of felony attempted rape, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats and strangulation, according to online court documents.
Authorities say on the afternoon of May 4, troopers were dispatched to a residence along Cross Road Blvd., in Beccaria Township, for a report of a domestic dispute.
Police say the victim told investigators that she and Shomo had been arguing and that the argument turned physical when he allegedly refused to allow her to leave the residence.
Troopers say, according to the victim, Shomo threw the woman to the ground and attempted to rape her.
Police say the victim was briefly able to free herself from Shomo before he grabbed her by the neck and began strangling her.
Investigators say Shomo then grabbed the woman’s 9mm handgun and and pointed it at her.
Police say the woman was able to deescalate the situation and call 911, at which time troopers say Shomo could be heard in the background threatening to shoot the victim in the head.
Authorities say Shomo was taken into custody without incident and was found in possession of drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest.
Shomo has been arraigned to the Clearfield County Prison, on $200,000 bail, court dockets show.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 11.