Police: Man threatened to kill girlfriend, her friend

Beavertown man charged with aggravated assault

From staff reports

BEAVERTOWN — A Beavertown man is in jail, charged with aggravated assault and other related crimes after police allege he threatened to kill his girlfriend and her friend after holding a knife to his girlfriend’s throat a day prior, and injuring an 8-year-old child by throwing the minor into a wall.

Middleburg Police Department has charged 36-year-old Joshua Haines with aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, one count each of recklessly endangering another person, possession of an instrument of a crime, making terroristic threats, theft of a vehicle, receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and three counts of harassment after an alleged incident on July 6.

Police said Haines told his girlfriend he was headed to her residence to kill her and her friend. Police said they learned that a day prior, Haines had held a knife to his girlfriend’s throat and told two children that he could kill their mother. Police said Haines also became upset with an 8-year-old and threw the child into a wall, causing an unspecified injury. Police said Haines also made threats to choke the child.

Police said Haines was not at the residence at the time of the incident, but had taken his girlfriend’s vehicle.

Middleburg Police, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, took Haines into custody after Haines arrived at a residence of a person he did not know.

Haines is incarcerated in the Snyder County Prison, unable to post the $20,000 bail set. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 28 before Magisterial District Judge Lori R. Hackenberg.


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