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Court Date Set for New Bethlehem Man Accused of Sending Letter to Clarion County Court Threatening Corrections Officer

Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 12:08 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

supik & gavelCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A hearing date has been set for a New Bethlehem man who allegedly sent a letter to Judge Arner threatening a corrections officer.

According to court documents, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, for 27-year-old Joseph David Supik, of New Bethlehem, in front of Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn.

Supik faces the following charge:

– Terroristic Threats W/Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1

Case details:

According to a criminal complaint, on Monday, July 9, Clarion County Court of Common Pleas President Judge James Arner’s office received a letter dated July 4 from Joseph D. Supik.

Supik is currently an inmate at PA State Corrections in Somerset.

According to the complaint, in the letter, Supik mentions a prior criminal case in which he threatened a Clarion County Corrections Officer and his family.

Supik writes, “I was wrong i didn’t want to hurt his family I wanted (to) kill him slowly for the face he let my cousin die on the way to the hospital last year so I will be beating his (expletive) when I do see him,” according to the complaint.

In the letter, Supik also stated “Am I joking, NO I am not, he let my cousin die so he deserves to be beaten the (expletive) up.” At the end of the letter, Supik again mentions that he is “NOT JOKING,” according to the complaint.

The complaint also notes the letter was signed by Supik and sent in a PA Department of Corrections inmate mail envelope and listed Supik’s inmate number.

Based on the investigation, charges were filed against Supik in Judge Quinn’s office on Monday, July 23.


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