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Man who threatened to cut out woman's baby in Uniontown might soon be paroled

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Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Pittsburgh man who was accused of threatening to cut a baby from a mother's womb moments before he stabbed a man was sentenced to six to 23 months in the Fayette County jail.

Darryl Clark Jr., 22, of 134 Banner Way, Lawrenceville, was sentenced Monday before Judge Steve Leskinen as part of an agreement in which he pleaded no contest to the charges.

Leskinen said Clark is eligible for immediate parole because he already has served his minimum sentence, but he won't be released until he provides written documentation of where he will be living.

In a criminal complaint, Uniontown police said Clark held a knife to the stomach of a pregnant woman at 12:40 a.m. Aug. 5 at a Lenox Street residence and threatened to cut her. When the woman tried to run out of the home, Clark stopped her, choked her and threw her against the side of the house, police said.

Clark stabbed a man who walked toward the woman when he heard her screaming, police said.

In exchange for the sentencing recommendation, Clark pleaded no contest to simple assault, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, harassment, unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct. A more serious charge of aggravated assault against an unborn child was dismissed by a lower court.

A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but it is treated as such for sentencing purposes. Clark told a probation officer he was intoxicated at the time of the incident and has no memory of it.

Leskinen ordered Clark not to use drugs or alcohol while he is on parole.

“Getting intoxicated — drugs and alcohol — are off-limits for you,” Leskinen said. “You'll have to find some other way to amuse yourself for the next 17 months.”

Clark has been in the county jail since the incident in lieu of a $10,000 percentage bond.

Liz Zemba is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 or lzemba@tribweb.com

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