Area Man Accused of Threatening His Mother & Her Fiancé With Utility Knife

REDBANK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An area man is facing charges following an incident where he allegedly threatened his mother and her fiancé with a utility knife at a residence in Fairmount City.

Court documents indicate the Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 20-year-old Preston Alan Shumaker, of Fairmount City.

According to a criminal complaint, the incident happened around 4:28 p.m. on March 21 at a residence located on Railroad Street in Redbank Township, Clarion County. Preston Alan Shumaker and his mother and her fiancé were arguing about syringes and spoons that were found in the burn barrel.

The complaint states that during the confrontation between the three individuals, Shumaker allegedly pulled out a utility knife and pointed it at his mother’s fiancé while his mother was in the room. He told the male victim “not to take one step closer.” Both victims then left the room and called for assistance.

Shumaker was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller at 6:00 p.m. on March 21, on the following charges:

– Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

He remains free on $1,000.00 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, with Judge Miller presiding.


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