Charges dropped against Ellwood City woman accused of trying to sever husband's penis

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All charges were withdrawn today against a woman accused earlier this month of trying to cut off her husband's penis with a box cutter in New Castle, online court records show.

It was not immediately clear why Lisa Jones-Orock's charges, including aggravated and simple assault and possession of marijuana, were withdrawn. New Castle police, the Lawrence County district attorney and Ms. Jones-Orock's court-appointed attorney were not available.

Ms. Jones-Orock, 39, initially told police responding to a domestic dispute at an apartment March 14 that her husband, Gerald Orock, had cut her with a knife. Officers found Mr. Orock, 56, inside on the couch with cuts on the crotch of his pants and elsewhere.

"His wounds appear defensive and he did state that Lisa was trying to cut his penis off," New Castle police Cpl. Steven Brooks wrote in the criminal complaint.

Officers also determined that Ms. Orock-Jones had a protection-from-abuse order against Mr. Orock that prohibited any contact between them and arrested Mr. Orock on a violation of the order.


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