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Assault in Shamokin puts 20-year-old on life support | News

Shamokin, Pa. — Shamokin police say a 20-year-old man is on life support and listed in critical condition after he was assaulted at a residence near the 500 block of North Franklin Street.

According to an affidavit from officers Tyler Bischof and Alexis Temple, a woman contacted the department about an assault that took place on the night of January 21, 2021. The woman provided officers with text messages and a video that allegedly showed a unconscious man.

Temple said the video showed Kody Scicchitano lying on the ground as a man, identified as Anthony Torres, 27, of Shamokin, could be heard in the background making comments.

Temple said officers spoke to Tarra Krieger, who was believed to be inside the residence the night of the assault. According to the report, Krieger told officers she feared for her life and was afraid of Torres.

Krieger allegedly told Torres Scicchitano that she needed help and was going to call 911.

“He tried to come to me and I came up and went to my room and told him to leave me alone and I was scared,” Krieger told Temple, according to the affidavit.

A second witness, identified as Nicole Koons, 19, of Shamokin, told police that after hearing two loud bangs, she came downstairs and had to push Torres out of Scicchitano. According to the affidavit, Torres kicked Sciccihitano several times in the head before going upstairs and playing video games.

“Afterwards, Nicole Koons said it appeared Scicchitano was just sleeping and did not need medical attention,” Temple wrote. “Nicole Koons said an hour or two passed before the ambulance was called for Scicchitano.”

According to the affidavit, the assault took place around 3:30 p.m. Officers said a friend of Koons, who allegedly stopped at the residence after the assault, called 911 at 5 p.m.

Torres was charged with first-degree aggravated assault, second-degree common assault and recklessly endangering another person. Torres was given $150,000 monetary bond after an arraignment of the charges against Judge John Gembic.

Torres was unable to post bail and was rushed to Northumberland County Jail.

Koons and Krieger were held on $75,000 bail after being charged with two second-degree misdemeanors recklessly endangering another person and a third-degree statement under penalty of punishment.

The three are scheduled to meet Gembic on February 22 for preliminary hearings.

Anthony Torres role sheet

Role sheet of Nicole Koons

Tarra Krieger role sheet

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