2010-07-22 / Local & State

Local Man Arrested For Assault

Preliminary hearing for Harold McMullen set for August 9
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
STAFF WRITER
A Fort Littleton man posted bail over the weekend after being arrested by Pennsylvania State Police for threatening a woman and holding a pistol to her head.

Harold McMullen Harold McMullen Harold Ivan McMullen of 2256 Sinoquipe Road was arrested and arraigned on Friday, July 16, before Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott on one count each of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and harassment.

McMullen’s bail was set at $25,000 by Judge Mellott, and he was remanded to the Franklin County Prison. Documents indicate McMullen, 59, posted bail the day following his incarceration.

Investigating officer Trooper Eric Bartlett of the McConnellsburg state police barracks reported a 59-year-old woman suffered a medical emergency on the floor of McMullen’s Dublin Township residence at 3 a.m. last Friday. Trooper Bartlett’s affidavit of probable cause further maintains McMullen became upset after the woman failed to clean up the mess to his standards.

McMullen took a loaded .22 caliber pistol and pointed it at the victim’s left temple and threatened to kill her, charging documents allege. Later in the day, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Mc- Mullen reportedly struck the woman across the right side of her face with an open hand and shouted obscenities at her.

The victim, Trooper Bartlett concluded, sustained minor injuries, which included redness and swelling to her face.

A preliminary hearing for Mc- Mullen has been set for Monday, August 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Fulton County Central Court.

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