Area Man Arrested for Threatening Wife With Shotgun

DUBOIS, Pa. (EYT) – An area man is facing criminal charges following an incident where he allegedly threatened his wife with a shotgun.

Court documents indicate the DuBois City Police Department filed criminal charges against 59-year-old Frederick L. Powers, of DuBois.

According to a criminal complaint, on July 20, DuBois City Police were dispatched to a location on Main Street for a report of a man with a rifle threatening to shoot people.

Police responded to the scene and spoke with a known female victim who reported that she and Frederick Powers (her husband) were arguing over his methamphetamine use when Powers went and retrieved a gun, pointed it at her, and said he was going to shoot her. The victim then called for her son, who was able to get the gun away from Powers.

The complaint notes the victim’s son confirmed Powers had a gun that he had taken away from Powers and had hidden. He then led police to retrieve the gun, which was found to be a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun.

According to the complaint, an eight-year-old juvenile was also at the scene and stated she witnessed Powers pointing a gun at the victim.

The complaint also states a criminal history check of Powers revealed a 1978 conviction for burglary, a felony offense, which classifies Powers as a person not to possess a firearm.

Powers was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge James Brian Glass at 9:45 a.m. on July 20, on the following charges:

– Possession Of Firearm Prohibited, Felony 1
– Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clearfield County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on July 24, with Judge Glass presiding.


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