11 Charges Dropped in Kidnapping Case
At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, police dropped a majority of the charges against Anthony Povia, 27, of Hamilton, N.J.
Prosecutors dropped 11 of 14 charges against Anthony Povia, 27, of Hamilton, N.J. Wednesday at a preliminary hearing, according to court records.
The 27-year-old is set to face trial in Doylestown on the remaining charges of kidnap to facilitate a felony, robbery and criminal attempt.
In Janurary, Povia got into a woman's car at at a fruit shop in the Morrisville section of Falls Township and pulled a large kitchen knife and stated, “ I want the money. Don’t make me hurt you.”
He then forced the victim to drive to an ATM on West Trenton Avenue to withdraw money. When she had trouble withdrawing cash, Povia then demanded the victim use her cell phone to call people and to get money, police said.
According to court records, the victim told police that Povia held her under threat of the kitchen knife for nearly 30 minutes before he took her cell phone and left her vehicle.
She was able to make it to a store and call police.
Officers picked up Povia and took him into custody, police said.
Povia remains in the county jail and is represented by attorney Bruce Cassidy, according to county records.