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Charges Against Man Accused in Violent Domestic Dispute Withdrawn

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 12:06 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

courthousePORTER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Charges against a New Bethlehem man who was accused of choking his father and then firing several shots during a domestic dispute have been withdrawn.

Court documents indicate the following charges, which were filed against 29-year-old Zachary Johnathan Unger, of New Bethlehem, on Sunday, March 3, have been withdrawn:

  • Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
  • Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
  • Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
  • Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Misdemeanor 3
  • Criminal Mischief – Damage Property, Misdemeanor 3

The charges stemmed an alleged domestic incident that occurred around 9:57 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at a residence along Shrub Road in Porter Township, Clarion County.

Unger was arraigned at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, in front of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller’s office and was lodged in the Clarion County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 cash bail.

He was released on Tuesday, March 5, on a $25,000.00 cash security posted by a private surety.

It’s unclear as to the reason for the charges being withdrawn.

Calls to the Clarion County District Attorney’s Office were not immediately returned.


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