Brookville Man Accused of Firing Gun Out of Bedroom Window Faces Hearing on Tuesday

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Brookville man is facing a hearing on Tuesday for allegedly firing a gun out of a bedroom window following an argument.

Court documents indicate 57-year-old Howard Dean Dawson is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, on one second-degree misdemeanor simple assault.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred in early January.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 11:55 p.m. on January 4, Trooper Caputo, of the DuBois-based State Police, was dispatched to a report of an assault at a location on State Route 28, in Warsaw Township, Jefferson County.

At the scene, Howard Dean Dawson was questioned and stated he and a known woman were had been arguing, and after the woman went downstairs, he shot a 38-caliber revolver out of his bedroom window “because there were coyotes howling and he wanted to go to sleep,” according to the complaint.

The known woman and a known man reported they were downstairs when Dawson shot the gun out of the window and then came downstairs with the gun. The known man then took the gun from Dawson and placed it on the coffee table, and he and the woman left the residence and contacted the police, the complaint notes.

Dawson had reportedly gone back upstairs and went to sleep before the police arrived at the scene.

The charge was filed against Dawson through Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak’s office.


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