Tidioute man found guilty

Francis Conrad Romig Jr., 174 Main St., Apt. 507, Tidioute, was found guilty of three counts, and not guilty of one count on Thursday before Judge Maureen Skerda.

In the jury portion of the trial, Romig was found guilty of terroristic threats, a first-degree misdemeanor; simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor; and on a decision from the bench, harassment, a summary charge.

He was found not guilty of recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor.

The three guilty charges were for threatening to commit a crime of violence with intent to terrorize another person; attempting by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; and harass, annoy or alarm the victim, and to strike shove, kick or otherwise subject her to physical contact or attempting or threatening to do the same.

All three resulted from an incident where Romig had his left hand on a woman’s neck while holding a 12-inch long silver knife and saying, “I should slit your throat.”

Two other charges aggravated assault, a second degree felony and simple assault, a second degree misdemeanor were not prosecuted.

The case was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Feronti, and Romig was defended by Assistant Public Defender Alan Conn.