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Newbie Man Accused of Sending Another Letter to Clarion County Court Threatening Corrections Officer
CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A New Bethlehem man, currently incarcerated in state prison, is facing an additional terroristic threats charge after allegedly sending another letter to Judge Arner threatening a corrections officer.
Court documents indicate CNET filed criminal charges against 27-year-old Joseph David Supik, of New Bethlehem, on Wednesday, September 12.
According to a criminal complaint, on Friday, September 7, Clarion County Chief Detective William Peck IV was made aware of a letter that Joseph Supik sent to Clarion County Common Pleas Judge James Arner, which made mention of a known Clarion County Corrections Officer.
The complaint states that Supik is currently housed in the State Correctional System.
On Tuesday, September 11, Chief Detective Peck was able to obtain the original copy of the letter and the envelope it was mailed in from Clarion County Sheriff Rex Munsee.
The letter was dated August 28 at 7:21 p.m., postmarked August 30 and mailed to Judge James G. Arner, Clarion County Courthouse. The envelope had Supik’s name and inmate number at SCI Forest as the return address.
According to the complaint, the content of the letter made reference to a known Clarion County Corrections officer and contained the statement “I want to smak the [expletive] out of her for not acting normal it’s soon to happen not joking i get out soon she got it coming her [expletive] way really soon and yes that’s a threat” and “she is going to get [expletive] up I promise.”
Chief Detective Peck contacted the known corrections officer by phone and explained the contents of the letter.
According to the complaint, the corrections officer made reference to Supik making comments about her while being housed at the Clarion County Jail. She also stated that she did not know Supik prior to him being housed at the jail. She said she believed Supik must have been stalking her via Facebook. and she was uncomfortable about the statements made in the letter.
Based on the investigation, one first-degree misdemeanor count of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another was filed against Supik.
He remains lodged in SCI Forest, awaiting a preliminary hearing.
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