Pistol whipping alleged
Assault-related charges were filed against a city man after he allegedly pistol-whipped a neighbor and threatened to shoot him in the head, city police said.
JJ Harris, 38, of 2328 Dove St., is alleged to have attacked Joseph Miller at Miller's back door at 2321 Dove St. about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Harris, along with a female acquaintance, showed up at Miller's home demanding he let them in so that they could take pictures, police said.
When Miller refused, Harris pulled out a gun and allegedly struck him on the head.
Police also allege Harris pointed the gun at Miller and told him, "I'll shoot you in the head."
When officers arrived, the two men were involved in a physical altercation, police said.
Police later obtained a search warrant and recovered a weapon they believed was used in the assault in Harris' residence.
Harris was arrested on charges of aggravated and simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering, possession of an instrument of crime and trespassing.
Following his arraignment before District Judge James H. Sortman, he was jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail.
3 charges dismissed
Following a preliminary hearing this week, District Judge James Carn threw out three city police charges against Ricco James Brown, but held the 27-year-old city man on a count of terroristic threats.
Brown, of 620 Ninth Ave., was arrested for allegedly assaulting a male juvenile in the 600 block of Seventh Avenue on March 5, police said.
The juvenile, a Williamsport Area High School student, recorded on his cellphone an earlier classroom altercation involving Brown's niece and then showed the recording to school staff, police said.
On Seventh Avenue, Brown confronted the boy, calling him "a snitch" and telling him that he knew where the teen lived and he would "kill him and his whole family," police alleged in court papers.
Following the hearing on Tuesday, Carn tossed out charges of intimidation of witness, retaliation against a witness and simple assault.
He also reduced Brown's bail to $50,000, but Brown remained jailed in the Lycoming County Prison.