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Hearing for Man Accused of Threatening to Burn Washington Township Woman’s House Down, Kill Her Slated for Tuesday

Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

gavel new aSHIPPENVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A 29-year-old man who allegedly threatened to burn a Washington Township woman’s house down and kill her and her dogs will face a hearing on Tuesday.

According to court documents, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, for 29-year-old Steven Wade Brown, of Luthersburg, Clearfield County, in Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill’s office on the following charges:

– Terroristic Threats W/Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Harassment – Communicate Lewd, Threatening, Etc. Language, Misdemeanor 3

This is the 6th time Brown’s preliminary hearing has been rescheduled. It was previously set for 10:15 a.m. on May 7; 2:15 p.m. on May 7; 9:00 a.m. on June 4; 8:45 a.m. on July 2; and 2:00 p.m. on July 16.

He is currently free on a $1,000.00 cash security bail.

Details of the case:

The charges stem from an incident(s) that occurred at a residence located on State Route 36, in Tionesta, Washington Township, Clarion County.

According to a criminal complaint, on April 13, PSP Marienville received a call from a known Washington Township woman who stated that Steven Brown had been harassing her for months by phone, using vulgar language, calling her ten to 15 times a day.

The victim said that Brown has been threatening to burn her house down, beat the (expletive) out of her, kill her, and kill her dogs. She stated that the harassing calls from Brown have been an ongoing situation since February 2019 when he was released from Quehanna Boot Camp, according to the complaint.

She also told police there have been previous harassment and terroristic threat allegations against Brown handled by PSP DuBois.

On April 13, at 3:00 p.m., while Troopers Bauer and Snyder were talking to the victim, she received two phone calls with no caller ID within a minute’s timeframe. She answered the phone on speaker both times. During the call, all that was heard was breathing but no words.

The victim said multiple times: “What do you want Steve? Stop calling me!”

Brown was contacted via phone and interviewed at 6:52 p.m. on April 13.

During the call, he allegedly admitted to calling the victim but related he never made any threats during any phone calls, according to the complaint.

He stated that “he was calling the victim to ask her to tell her daughter to leave him alone,” the complaint states.

Trooper Snyder informed Brown that he would be filing charges for terroristic threats and harassment based on the information he received.

Brown stated that “he would plead guilty to harassment all day but not terroristic threats.

“He related harassment is just a summary but terroristic threats are nothing to joke about. He related those were the same charges that were brought against him with the last situation handled by Trooper Connor PSP DuBois,” the complaint indicates.

Brown allegedly said that Trooper Connor told him to not contact the victim or anyone in that family after the last incident, according to the complaint.

After the call with Brown ended, Brown called Trooper Snyder back twice to relate that he would plead guilty to harassment and stated: “Why would I threaten to burn their house down?”

Brown was arraigned at 9:00 a.m. on April 30.

His bail was set at $10,000.00 monetary (10%). A $1,000.00 cash security posted by a private surety.

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