2010-12-23 / Local & State

Fort Littleton Man Pleads Guilty

Awaiting sentencing on terroristic threats
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

A Fort Littleton man who recently appeared in county court and entered a not-guilty plea in the absence of his lawyer changed his plea this week in connection with an incident that happened this summer at his Dublin Township home.

Harold Ivan McMullen of 2256 Sinoquipe Road appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas on December 21 to change his not-guilty plea on one count each of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and harassment. Represented during Tuesday’s court proceeding by defense attorney Annie Gomez, McMullen pleaded guilty to terroristic threats, a misdemeanor.

Currently awaiting sentencing, McMullen was charged on July 16 by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Eric Bartlett of the Mc- Connellsburg barracks. A 59-yearold woman reported to Trooper Bartlett that she suffered a medical emergency in McMullen’s home, causing him to become upset when she failed to clean up the mess properly.

McMullen, according to charging documents, pointed a loaded .22 caliber pistol at the victim’s left temple and threatened to kill her. Later in the day, McMullen was accused of hitting the woman across the right side of her face with an open hand and calling her obscenities.

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

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