"I was scared of him hurting me," Bobbi Jo Wrede testified at Daniel Joseph Belloma's preliminary hearing before District Judge James G. Carn on Monday afternoon.
Belloma, 42, of 643 Elmira St., is charged with intimidating a witness, stalking, terroristic threats and harassment for allegedly sending more than 100 text messages and multiple threatening voice mails to Bobbi Jo Wrede's cellphone from March 7 to March 23.
Wrede stated that she has known Belloma for almost two years and previously dated the defendant.
According to Wrede, the threatening text messages began on March 6, when Belloma saw her speaking to another man.
She testified that Belloma sent her text messages indicating he would be waiting for her when she got home and would be keeping her two daughters company.
Belloma has previous convictions for terroristic threats toward Wrede, stemming from an incident on Jan. 7, 2011, when Belloma allegedly told Wrede he would burn down her Hill Street home.
"I was just going to let it all alone, but he just kept going and going... it would stop for a while and then he would start again," Wrede said of the text messages and phone calls.
Wrede reported the alleged harassment to South Williamsport Police on March 7; and during the course of their investigation, police said they witnessed another message allegedly sent by Belloma and implying he was at Wrede's house with one of her children.
Sgt. James Taylor testified that the incident scared Wrede considerably, and police were sent to her home to make sure her children were safe.
When police arrived at the home Belloma was nowhere to be found.
Taylor testified that Belloma repeatedly taunted Wrede and the police in text messages, implying the police wouldn't be able to help Wrede if he decided he wanted to harm her or her family.
Eric Steinbacher, a friend of Wrede, testified that he answered several phone calls on Wrede's phone from Belloma, and told Belloma to leave Wrede and her family alone.
"He threatened to kill her and the kids ... a lot of nonsense is what it was," Steinbacher said.
Taylor said the phone calls and text messages stopped on March 23, the day that Belloma was arrested in California for violating probation.
Carn ruled to bound all charges over to court.
Belloma remains incarcerated in Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.