Jury Trial March 21 and 22, 2022
Following a 2-day jury trial at the McKean County Courthouse, Colton Jacob Milliron was convicted of Indecent Assault, False Imprisonment, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Harassment and Criminal Mischief. The jury found him not guilty of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Indecent Assault (forcible compulsion) and 2 counts of Aggravated Indecent Assault. The jury was unable to agree on a verdict for a count of Strangulation, so the Court declared a mistrial as to that count which can be retried by the Commonwealth.
The trial was the conclusion of a case investigated by Trooper Alyssa Maxwell of the Pennsylvania State Police after she was dispatched for a report of a domestic assault in Eldred Township on January 30, 2021. She and Trooper Andy Eliason responded to the residence along with Otto Eldred Regional Police Chief Don Nies. The jury found that the crimes he was convicted of were committed against a household or family member which carries an enhanced sentence.
The defendant will undergo an assessment pursuant to the law formerly known as Megan's Law and will be sentenced following that evaluation.
District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth.