Brookville Man Allegedly Threatens to Shoot Woman, Punches Cop in Head

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A Brookville man was booked on multiple charges after a domestic argument turned into assault on a police officer around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Grant St., in Brookville, Jefferson County.

According to the Brookville Police, officers were dispatched to the Grant Street residence for a domestic argument in which John B. Peters, 52, of Brookville, was allegedly getting physical with his wife and also allegedly threatened to get a gun and shoot her.

Police say upon arrival to the residence, officers met with Peters, and he was sitting on the couch and claimed that “nothing was going on.”

It was found through investigation that Peters allegedly grabbed his wife around the neck and left a mark, police say.

Police told Peters to get dressed and that “he was coming with us for domestic assault.” Peters allegedly became very agitated and started to lunge towards an officer, but his sons were keeping him under control.

According to police, while walking out of the residence, Peters, swung over the top of his sons’ heads and struck a police officer with a closed fist. Peters struck the officer on the left side of his head, police say.

Police say Peters was wrestled to the ground and then was transported by EMS to Brookville Hospital for medical clearance to be put in jail.

After medical clearance was given, Peters was transported to Jefferson County Jail and booked on simple assault, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and numerous other charges relating to the incident.


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