Husband of missing woman faces violence charge
WARREN -- A 39-year-old Howland man whose wife has been missing since 1994 has been ordered held without bond on a domestic violence charge.
Municipal Judge Terry Ivanchak refused Tuesday to allow Paul Pollis of Southwind Drive to post bond. Trial was set for 10:15 a.m. Sept. 12.
Pollis was charged Monday after a confrontation with Deborah Toda, 47, at the Southwind residence. They live together.
According to the police report, Pollis and Toda were arguing about a joint business venture. It says Pollis slammed a door on her, pushed her to the floor and threatened to beat her.
Pollis was gone from the home when police arrived, but he was later arrested in his vehicle on Southwind. Toda had bruises and scratches on an arm.
Pollis has been under indictment on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and a felon having a weapon.
The charges stem from Memorial Day when Pollis showed up at the home of Howland Police Chief Paul Monroe.
According to that police report, Pollis drove to Monroe's home May 30. The chief said he noticed a handgun between the driver's seat and center console. Pollis, who gave the chief a false name, asked if Monroe knew where Pollis' wife was.
Pollis had reported his wife, Charlotte Nagi-Pollis, missing in March 1994. At the time the couple lived in Girard. Nagi-Pollis has not been found.