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21-Year-Old Man Accused of Shoving Woman, Repeatedly Punching Man, Threatening Him With Hunting Rifle

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 12:06 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

police (1)PERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 21-year-old man allegedly shoved and threatened a woman and then repeatedly punched a man and threatened him with a hunting rifle in Perry Township.

Court documents indicate the Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges in Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller’s office on June 4 against Daniel Stephen Hilliard, of Oil City.

On Monday, June 3, Trooper Lingle, of the Clarion-based State Police was dispatched to a residence on Stephens Road in Parker, Perry Township, Clarion County, for a report of domestic violence.

According to a criminal complaint, upon Trooper Lingle’s arrival, he made contact with the victims. The female victim related that her boyfriend, Daniel Hilliard, spit on her, shoved her to the ground, and stated that he wanted to “f****** kill her,” and she then ran out of the house and got her father for help.

According to the complaint, the female victim’s father then opened to door of the residence, and Hilliard was standing at the door with a loaded hunting rifle pointed at him. Hilliard then allegedly said to the male victim: “If you take one more step, I’m going to kill you,” and stepped toward him with the rifle. The male victim then grabbed the barrel of the rifle from Hilliard, and the two men wrestled over it until the male victim gained control.

Hilliard then punched the male victim in the face multiple times with a closed fist, according to the complaint.

Based on the investigation, Hilliard was arraigned in front of Judge Miller at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, on the following charges:

– Terroristic Threats With Intent to Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary (two counts)

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail. He was released later that day on a surety bond posted by a professional bondsman.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, with Judge Miller presiding.

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