Needmore Man Jailed In Knife Assault
Thirty-two-year-old James Aaron Blake of Needmore was placed in the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail following an alleged assault at 3591 Pleasant Ridge Road.
Blake was reportedly involved in a verbal and physical fight with several victims between November 21 and 22, state police said. Blake is accused of threatening the victims with a rifle and using two knives to hold against the throat of one individual. Victims included a 41-yearold woman; a 17-year-old female; a 34-year-old female; a 13-year-old female; and a 40-year-old male, all from Needmore.
Charges against Blake include aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and harassment.