Hearing Continued for Brookville Man Who Allegedly Threatened to Kill Woman, Attempted to Block Her From Leaving After PFA Hearing

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing for a Brookville man who allegedly threatened to kill a woman and attempted to block her from leaving after a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order hearing at the Jefferson County Courthouse was continued on Thursday.

Court documents indicate a preliminary hearing for 54-year-old Joseph M Huntington was continued on Thursday, November 18, and is scheduled to resume at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21.

Huntington faces the following charges:

– Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Obstruct Admin Law/Other Government Function, Misdemeanor 2
– Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting, Misdemeanor 3
– Harassment – Comm. Lewd, Threatening, Etc. Language, Misdemeanor 3

He is currently lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on $200,000.00 monetary bail.

The charges stem from an incident that took place in Brookville Borough earlier this month.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 2:57 p.m. on November 3, Brookville Borough Police received a call from Jefferson County Chief Deputy Sam Bartley regarding a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order hearing that had taken place that day at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

The complaint indicates Chief Deputy Bartley was called by the court to escort the known female victim to her vehicle for safety. He reported the victim was followed by Joseph Huntington, who was reportedly irate and began to swear at him and the victim regarding the court hearing.

Chief Deputy Bartley then instructed Huntington to remove himself immediately, but Huntington reportedly refused and then blocked the victim’s exit by placing his foot under the rear tire of her vehicle in the rear parking lot of the courthouse.

According to the complaint, Huntington also threatened to kill the victim.

Huntington was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M Bazylak at 4:43 p.m. on November 3.


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